Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Expressive Illocutionary Point

Definition: 

An expressive illocutionary point is an illocutionary point which communicates an attitude or emotion about the state of affairs described in the propositional content of the utterance.

Discussion: 

According to certain analyses, an expressive illocutionary point is one of the five basic purposes that a speaker can have in making an utterance.

Examples: 

(English)

I deplore his rudeness.