Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Today I am researching the linguistic forms of semiotics and pragmatics.  I have found it pretty cool that people find things in these images which define the abstract forms.  This has a lot to do with how we come to an image. 

Pragmatics is a subfield of linguistics which studies the ways in which context contributes to meaning. Pragmatics encompasses speech act theory, conversational implicature, talk in interaction and other approaches to language behavior in philosophy, sociology, linguistics and anthropology.[1] Unlike semantics, which examines meaning that is conventional or "coded" in a given language, pragmatics studies how the transmission of meaning depends not only on structural and linguistic knowledge (e.g., grammar, lexicon, etc.) of the speaker and listener, but also on the context of the utterance, any pre-existing knowledge about those involved, the inferred intent of the speaker, and other factors.[2] In this respect, pragmatics explains how language users are able to overcome apparent ambiguity, since meaning relies on the manner, place, time etc. of an utterance

This is the blurb I got from Wikipedia.........which kind of states that anything we say has to be taken into the context in which it is said.........

Also I think this would be a great name for a band......The Pragmatics........I was thinking of the Beatles line, she says goodby, I say hello.  In pragmatics you could discern.........She says Goodby, I hear Hello...............

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