Semantics - Pragmatics The study of speaker meaning and how...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Pragmatics The study of speaker meaning and how more is communicated than is said. Invisible meaning: Pragmatics is the study of “invisible” meaning or how we recognize what is meant even when we actually said (or written). In order for that to happen, speakers (and writers) must be able to depend on a lot of shared assumptions and expectations. Context: Either the physical context or the linguistic context (co-text) in which words are used Linguistic Context (Co-text): The co-text of a word is the set of other words used in the same phrase or sentence. This surrounding co-text has a strong effect on what we think the word means. By knowing which linguistic context is used we can know which type of word is intended. Physical Context: The meanings of the words are based on physical context, or possible location. Such location will influence your interpretation .Much of what we hear or read is tied to the physical context, particularly the time and place, in which we encounter linguistic expressions. Deixis:
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course LENGUAS 131 taught by Professor Mm during the Spring '11 term at UNAM MX.

Page1 / 2

Semantics - Pragmatics The study of speaker meaning and how...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online