Pragmatics in Linguistics Quiz
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Pragmatics in Linguistics Quiz

Test your knowledge of how context contributes to meaning in human language and social interactions with this pragmatics quiz. Learn about the study of implicature, speech acts, relevance, and more.

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What is the main focus of pragmatics in linguistics?

Evaluating how context contributes to meaning in language

Which term describes the ability to understand another speaker's intended meaning?

Pragmatic competence

Who first distinguished pragmatics as an independent subfield within semiotics, alongside syntax and semantics?

Charles Morris

Which linguist's work contributed to the emergence of pragmatics as its own subfield in the 1950s?

<p>J.L. Austin</p> Signup and view all the answers

What did pragmatics react to in linguistics, as outlined by Ferdinand de Saussure?

<p>Analyzable structure of language</p> Signup and view all the answers

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