Pragmatics (Linguistics) Knowledge Quiz!

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Pragmatics (Linguistics) Knowledge Quiz!

Pragmatics falls under linguistics and semiotics. And it's a study field that encompasses speech act theory, talk in interaction, conversational implicature, and various other approaches to language behavior in linguistics and philosophy. So, how much do you know about this topic? Well, take this quiz and see for yourself!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is Presuppose?
    • A. 

      It is when a speaker assumes that the listener knows nothing.

    • B. 

      It is when a speaker assumes that the listener knows something.

  • 2. 
    Temporal Deixis: English has only two basic forms, the time now, for example, I live here now; and the [Blank], for example, I live here last month.
  • 3. 
    What is Entailment?
    • A. 

      It is a logical manner that clarify the announcement.

    • B. 

      It is the time set bay the context into speech.

    • C. 

      All the answers are wrong.

    • D. 

      Presupposes are equal to Entailment.

  • 4. 
    A pragmatic opinion does not allow us to identify someone by their expressions. For example:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Presuppose factive uses the truth as an assumption.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Is this an example of presuppose lexical?  He may take painting classes -> He is going to take painting classes (Assumption)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Select the example which belongs to Presuppose non-factive:
    • A. 

      I am studying English. 

    • B. 

      Where did she go?

    • C. 

      He pretends to be working.

    • D. 

      He could buy a ticket train -> He may have a trip

  • 8. 
    What term does the following example correspond to?  (a) the heart attack mustn’t be moved. (b) a couple of rooms have complained about the heat.
    • A hospital is a context to (a) and the receptionist room is context to (b)
    • A. 

      Anaphoric Reference

    • B. 

      Name And Reference

    • C. 

      Co-Text Rule

    • D. 

      Using Referencial And Using Attributive

  • 9. 
    What is pragmatic?
    • A. 

      Pragmatic is the science of studying about meaning and interpretation of words, signs, and sentence structure.

    • B. 

      Pragmatic is the science of studying about contextual meaning delivered by the speaker (writer) and interpreted by the listener (reader).

    • C. 

      Pragmatic is the science of studying about meaning of linguistic expressions.

  • 10. 
    Is pragmatic similar to syntax and semantic?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    What does Deixis mean?
    • A. 

      Deixis is the use of general words and phrases to refer to a specific time, place, or person in context.

    • B. 

      Deixis is based on the information that is right and combined with experiences.

    • C. 

      Deixis is an act in which a speaker or writer, uses linguistics forms to enable a listener or reader to identify something.

  • 12. 
    What are examples of spatial deixis?
    • A. 

      Now, then, tonight, last week, yesterday.

    • B. 

      Me, you, him, they, she.

    • C. 

      Here, there, over here, over there.

  • 13. 
    Deixis is divided into three principles. Choose the three principles.
    • A. 

      Person Deixis

    • B. 

      Context Deixis

    • C. 

      Spatial Deixis

    • D. 

      Grammar Deixis

    • E. 

      Temporal Deixis

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