Ch_12 - Chapter 12 Pragmatics Pragmatics Semantics focused...

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1 Chapter 12 Pragmatics Pragmatics • Semantics focused on the literal meaning of words, phrases, and sentences. Pragmatics : the study of intended speaker meaning • “Invisible meaning”: how we recognize what is meant even when it isn’t actually said or written Context • Situation context • Physical context • Linguistic context/ co-text
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2 Context • We rely on linguistic context to figure out the meaning when there is less situational and physical context. • Linguistic context is also known as co-text. • Co-text: the other words used in a phrase or sentence that help determine the meaning of the word in question Deixis • Deixis: Words that cannot be interpreted at all unless the physical context, especially the physical context of the speaker is known • Place Deixis: pointing to a location • Time Deixis: pointing to a time • Person Deixis: pointing to a person Reference • Reference: an act by which a speaker (or writer) uses language to enable a listener
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