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Unformatted text preview: . Name Section & TA Linguistics 1 H OMEWORK 7 1. Circle any deictic expressions in the following sentences. (2 points each) a. I saw her standing there. b. Dogs are animals. c. Yesterday, he was feeling better. d. The name of this rock band is “The Beatles”. e. The Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. f. The Declaration of Independence was signed last year. g. Copper conducts electricity. h. The treasure chest is at your house. i. These are times that try men’s souls. 2. Imagine the following conversation: A: Where are the sociolinguistics books kept? B: I don’t know, but the psycholinguistics books are in Aisle 4. B’s utterance implicates ”Perhaps the sociolinguistics books are in Aisle 4, too.” Explain, with refer- ence to Grice’s maxims, how this implicature arises from B’s response. (6 points) 3. The Plain English Campaign’s Foot in Mouth award for 2008 went to George W. Bush’s statement, ”I know what I believe. I will continue to articulate what I believe and what I believe – I believe what Iknow what I believe....
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2010 for the course ECON Econ 11 taught by Professor Mcdevitt during the Fall '07 term at UCLA.
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