Ch_12 - Chapter 12 Pragmatics Pragmatics Semantics focused...

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Chapter 12 Pragmatics
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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
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Context Situation context Physical context Linguistic context/ co-text
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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
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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
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Reference: an act by which a speaker (or writer) uses language to enable a listener (or reader) to identify something.
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course COMD 2050 taught by Professor Collins during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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Ch_12 - Chapter 12 Pragmatics Pragmatics Semantics focused...

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