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Pragmatics
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Pragmatics approaches studying language in relation to the contextual background features. It would take into account questions such as who said it to whom, where, when, and why.
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Pragmatics is -the study of speaker meaning. -the study of contextual meaning. -the study of how more gets communicated than is said. -the study of the expression of relative distance.
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Importance of Context A: Where do you live? B: ????
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B1: On the corner of Hokulani and Wilder B2: Close to Five Sister’s place B3: Kaumana B4: Hilo B5: Big Island B6: Hawaii B7: In the United States B8: On earth
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People tend to behave in fairly regular ways when it comes to using language
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Cross-cultural differences: George Yule In Arabic, “Praise to God”
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Some of the regularity derives from the fact that people are members of social groups and follow general patterns of behavior expected within the group.
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