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Quiz | Pragmatics

The questions in this quiz are from The Study of Language (THIRD EDITION) book written by GEORGE YULE.

This quiz is not only for BSED majoring in English but also for everyone, especially YOU!. . .

It contains different questions about the topic mentioned above. So, jump right in, and enjoy the quiz!

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#1. the need to be connected, to belong, to be a member of a group

#2. a person’s public self-image as described in the study of politeness

#3. using words such as (here) or (there) as a way of ‘pointing’ to a location with language

#4. an assumption by a speaker/writer about what is true or already known by the listener/reader

#5. the first mention of someone or something later referred to via anaphora

#6. the need to be independent and free from imposition

#7. an action in which (the form) used directly matches (the function) performed by a speaker with an utterance

#8. using words such as (this) or (here) as a way of ‘pointing’ with language

#9. use of pronouns and noun phrases to refer back to something already mentioned

#10. an action such as ‘promising’ performed by a speaker with an utterance, either as a direct speech act or an indirect speech act

#11. using words such as (now) or (tomorrow) as a way of ‘pointing’ to a time with language

#12. additional information used by a listener/reader to create a connection between what is said and what must be meant

#13. saying something that reduces a possible threat to another person’s self-image

#14. an action in which (the form) used does not directly match (the function) performed by a speaker with an utterance

#15. showing awareness and consideration of another person’s public self image

#16. the situation, time or place in which words are used

#17. the set of other words used in the same phrase or sentence, also called co-text

#18. an act by which a speaker/writer uses language to enable a listener/reader to identify someone or something

#19. using words such as (him) or (them) as a way of ‘pointing’ to a person with language

#20. saying something that represents a threat to another person’s self-image

#21. the study of speaker meaning and how more is communicated than is said

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