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Chapter 1 Kroeger: Reading guide

Make sure you know what the following concepts mean and how to use them appropriately:

  • semantics
  • pragmatics
  • grammar
Make sure you understand:
  • that semantics refers to the meaning of language
  • while pragmatics refers to the function of language
  • grammatical vs. semantic aspects of language
Make sure you know how to:
  • identify the semantic and the pragmatic content of an utterance (see the discussion of "Have you already eaten or not?" in Teochew)