Friday, March 17, 2006

This week's competition

Following the runaway success of last week's competition (winners were Jocelyn, Evelyn, Rachel and Izonebi) my bank balance has been dented, so I'm only offering two prizes this week (the usual large pack of Haribo). The question is "What is pragmatics?". Get searching...

7 comments:

Evelyn O said...

Pragmatics is the the study of language as it is used in a social context

Evelyn O

Dan said...

You're a Haribo-head, Evelyn but can you be just a touch more specific in your definition? A little more detail would guarantee Tangtastic Flavours...

Andrea F said...

Pragmatics

Andrea F said...

pragmatics is the aspect of speech having to do with rules of social interaction such as turn taking and staying on topic, as well as other socially acceptable interaction rules.

Dan said...

Oh yes, that's the ticket to Haribo-land. Congratulations.

I have phone numbers for dentists in teh south London area should you need them after your Haribo-binge

Evelyn O said...

Pragmatics is generally the study of natural language understanding, and specifically the study of how context influences the interpretation of meanings. It is a subfield of linguistics.
Is this better?

Evelyn o

Dan said...

Oh yes, that's better. You get your Haribo.

And the lines are now closed...