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WHAT IS PRAGMATICS?

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Kubra Atesavci

on 27 March 2014

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Transcript of WHAT IS PRAGMATICS?

"It is hot in here!"
“Please open the window”
“Is it all right if I open the window?”
"You're wasting electricity."
PRAGMATICS
Meaning in use
Meaning in context
Levels of Meaning
abstract meaning
contextual meaning
force of the utterance
To Assign Sense in Context
Homonyms
Homographs
Homophones
To Assign Reference in Context
Example 1
"And just think, If he hadn't fallen out of the bed, I'd never have found out about it!"
THANK YOU FOR PAYING ATTENTION
Speaker meaning
producer of the meaning

Utterance interpretation
receiver of the message
Deictic Expressions
Place Deictics: here,there, this, etc.
Time Deictics: tomorrow, yesterday, now, etc.
Person Deictics: I, he, you, etc.
Discourse Deictics: the former, the latter, etc.
Social deictics: Madam or Your Grace, etc.
WHAT IS PRAGMATICS?
Speaker meaning
utterance interpretation
RELATION BETWEEN UTTERANCE AND FORCE
Understanding both utterance meaning and force
Understanding utterance meaning but not force
Understanding force but not utterance meaning
Understanding neither utterance meaning nor force
Structural Ambiguity
Example 2
" Afterwards, the Bishop walked among the pilgrims eating their picnic lunches."
Utterance Meaning
The first level of speaker meaning
a sentence-context pairing
the first component of speaker meaning
Force
The second level of speaker meaning
refer to the speaker's communicative intention
"Is that your car?"
expressing admiration
complaining
requesting a lift
Kübra Ateşavcı
Example 3

"It's my shout!"

"Don't have a cow!"

Example 4

"Her work has become very popular."
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