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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 mens souls. 2. Imagine the following conversation: A: Where are the sociolinguistics books kept? B: I dont know, but the psycholinguistics books are in Aisle 4. Bs utterance implicates Perhaps the sociolinguistics books are in Aisle 4, too. Explain, with refer- ence to Grices maxims, how this implicature arises from Bs response. (6 points) 3. The Plain English Campaigns Foot in Mouth award for 2008 went to George W. Bushs 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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