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WHAT IS PRAGMATICS?
Transcript of WHAT IS PRAGMATICS?
“Please open the window”
“Is it all right if I open the window?”
"You're wasting electricity."
Meaning in use
Meaning in context
Levels of Meaning
force of the utterance
To Assign Sense in Context
To Assign Reference in Context
"And just think, If he hadn't fallen out of the bed, I'd never have found out about it!"
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producer of the meaning
receiver of the message
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?
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
" Afterwards, the Bishop walked among the pilgrims eating their picnic lunches."
The first level of speaker meaning
a sentence-context pairing
the first component of speaker meaning
The second level of speaker meaning
refer to the speaker's communicative intention
"Is that your car?"
requesting a lift
"It's my shout!"
"Don't have a cow!"
"Her work has become very popular."