18.1513, Sum: Semantic Meaning vs. Pragmatic Meaning

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Subject: 18.1513, Sum: Semantic Meaning vs. Pragmatic Meaning

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Date: 15-May-2007
From: Arash Golzari < arashgolzari at gmail.com >
Subject: Semantic Meaning vs. Pragmatic Meaning

 

	
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Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 13:27:34
From: Arash Golzari < arashgolzari at gmail.com >
Subject: Semantic Meaning vs. Pragmatic Meaning 
 

Query for this summary posted in LINGUIST Issue: 18.1463                       
                   
 

Regarding Query:  http://linguistlist.org/issues/18/18-1463.html#2


Semantic and pragmatic meanings are closely related to each other. The
semantic meaning of a sentence (or utterance) usually precedes its
pragmatic meaning, however, it is possible for the pragmatic meaning to be
understood and analyzed before the semantic one in some special situations.

On the one hand, we might understand from a person's tone of voice that
they want something, without knowing what it is that they want.

On the other hand, sometimes we understand a person's attitude toward an
idea without even hearing (or reading) the whole sentence.

Thank you for all that replied to this query. 

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
                     Semantics






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