What is Pragmatics? - Definition & Examples


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Which is another term for pragmatics?

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1. What does conversational implicature mean?

2. What word means vague or unclear?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The general study of language is known as linguistics, but within that field there are actually many different approaches to the subject matter, all of which with their own theories and questions. One approach that you'll study with this lesson and assessment is known as pragmatics. The questions in the assessment will test you on points such as the focus of pragmatics and important terminology.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Other terms for pragmatics
  • The meaning of the term conversational implicature
  • Terms denoting vagueness in language
  • Implications of specific sentences

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall some of the most important points from the lesson that relate to the definition and examples of pragmatics in linguistics
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've understood the focus of pragmatics as a field and how it approaches language
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of language pragmatics to identify the implications of specific sentences given in the questions

Additional Learning

To learn more about pragmatics in linguistics, review the corresponding lesson called What is Pragmatics? - Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of language
  • The field of pragmatics
  • The implications of language
  • Examples of inferences