The analysis of digitally recorded natural-language information from the semantic viewpoint is a matter of considerable complexity, and it lies at the foundation of such incipient applications as automatic question answering from a database or retrieval by means of unrestricted natural-language queries.
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If you are unsure whether to spend time finding out about this subject, you might like to jump straight to the brief section on pragmatics for exam students. On this page I use red type for emphasis.
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Unlike them, we can say what we want, when we want. All normal humans can produce and understand any number of new words and sentences.
Humans use the multiple options of language often without thinking. But blindly, they sometimes fall into its traps.
They are like spiders who exploit their webs, but themselves get caught in the sticky strands. Meanings are implied and the rules being followed are unspoken, unwritten ones.
We know without asking that there are no babies are for sale - that what is for sale are items used for babies. The extra meaning is there, not because of the semantic aspects of the words themselves, but because we share certain contextual knowledge with the writer or speaker of the text.
A simplified way of thinking about pragmatics is to recognise, for example, that language needs to be kept interesting - a speaker or writer does not want to bore a listener or reader, for example, by being over-long or tedious.
So, humans strive to find linguistic means to make a text, perhaps, shorter, more interesting, more relevant, more purposeful or more personal. It seeks to explain aspects of meaning which cannot be found in the plain sense of words or structures, as explained by semantics.
As a field of language study, pragmatics is fairly new. Its origins lie in philosophy of language and the American philosophical school of pragmatism. As a discipline within language science, its roots lie in the work of Herbert Paul Grice on conversational implicature and the cooperative principle, and on the work of Stephen Levinson, Penelope Brown and Geoff Leech on politeness.
We can illustrate how pragmatics works by an example from association football and other field sports. It sometimes happens that a team-mate will shout at me: Back to top None of this explains the meaning in the context of the football game.OJIN is a peer-reviewed, online publication that addresses current topics affecting nursing practice, research, education, and the wider health care sector.
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