Flashcards in Week 4: Semantics and Pragmatics Deck (7)
what is the semantic meaning of a sentence?
the literal meaning of the sentence
What is the pragmatic meaning of a sentence
the meaning of a sentence in a given context, the potentially hidden meaning.
What are Grice's maxims (a description)
A set of rules that people in a conversation assume each other are following to make the pragmatics of the conversation less ambiguous.
Name a language that uses cardinal directions to describe location
The Australian language Guugu Yimithirr
What happens when Grice's maxims are not followed in a conversation?
Usually one party may feel insulted.
Which language has a grammar that forces its users to specify whether the information they are given is first-hand, second-hand or by hearsay.
Matses/Mayoruna in Brazil (bordering Peru)