Essays about: "Pragmatics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 41 essays containing the word Pragmatics.

  1. 1. Slurs and Meaning

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori

    Author : Amanda Jensen; [2020-05-25]
    Keywords : Slurs; Meaning; Slurs and Meaning;

    Abstract : This essay examines the semantics-pragmatics divide in some recent articles about slurs.The semantic accounts suggesting a hybrid semantic meaning as well as the accounts that wish to include the notion of linguistic competence in semantic meaning are examined and found to have trouble finding a theoretically elegant explanation of the meaning of slurs. READ MORE

  2. 2. Linguistic Differences in Real Conversations: Human to Human vs Human to Chatbot

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Eirini Silkej; [2020-03-02]
    Keywords : engelska; English learner; Natural language processing; Artificial Intelligence; AI; Linguistics and AI; Text messaging; Instant Messaging; IM; Chatbot; Mitsuku; Computermediated communication; CMC;

    Abstract : This study investigates how students communicate in writing when they know thattheir conversational partner is a human being in comparison to how they communicate whenthey know their partner is a chatbot. The participants are upper secondary students of English. READ MORE

  3. 3. What’s up with Swedish Students’ Responses to Question-Based Greetings? : A Study of How Second Language Learners of English Master the Formulaic Greetings “How are you?” and “What’s up?”

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Avdelningen för humaniora

    Author : Andreas Karlström; [2020]
    Keywords : english; greetings; pragmatics; sociopragmatics; pragmalinguistics; pragmatics of politeness; second language learning; how are you? ; what s up? ;

    Abstract : The extent to which Swedish learners of English master the formulaic language of greetings and their responses has not been well researched over the years. This study aims to fill the gap by examining how 66 Swedish senior high school students respond to two question-based English greetings: the formal “How are you?” and the informal “What’s up?”. READ MORE

  4. 4. "When You're a Star" : Analysing Accusations of Sexism and Misogyny against President Donald Trump

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle

    Author : Panagiotis Fitopoulos; [2020]
    Keywords : Sociolinguistics; Pragmatics; Context; Linguistics;

    Abstract : Donald J. Trump is unarguably a controversial United States president for a number of reasons, and one of these is that he has attracted widespread criticism from the media and elsewhere with regard to comments he has made about specific women, or women in general. READ MORE

  5. 5. Linguistic Politeness in Children’s Movies. : A quantitative corpus study of politeness expressions in The Movie Corpus

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Sara Jaeger; [2020]
    Keywords : children’s language; diachronic approach; historical pragmatics; language change; language in film;

    Abstract : This study aims to analyze explicit politeness markers such as please and thank you in children’s movies using The Movie Corpus. Differences in use over time as well as between children’s movies and other genres of film are investigated, by extracting a variety of frequencies from the corpus for further analysis. READ MORE