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LIGN101 02.23.2010 PRAGMATICS LIGN101 - INTRO TO THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE
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lign101 02.23.2011 language in context Pragmatics is the study of how context affects language
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lign101 02.23.2011 examples The meaning of many phrases and sentences is context- dependent I saw him at the store dressed in rags! The protests there are growing every day. Can you take out the trash?
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lign101 02.23.2011 context Language interfaces with context linguistic context: preceding discourse situational context: physical situation social context: who the discourse participants are
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lign101 02.23.2011 felicity Utterances that are contextually appropriate are felicitous Can you pass the salt? Rabbits like to hop! Judgments of felicity may differ from individual to individual, and the same utterance may be felicitous in context but not another
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lign101 02.23.2011 rules of the game Conversation is about successful communication the game is to get your interlocutor to understand as with any game, you assume the other party is playing the game too and every party must play by the rules
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lign101 02.23.2011 rules of the game These rules shape what we say and how we say things proviso: it’s possible to break or fout the rules oFten times, fouting the rules is done purposeFully
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course LIGN 101 taught by Professor Levy,r during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.

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