PRAGMATIC INTERACTIONS OF THE SYNTAGM "IN THAT" IN CONTEXTS
Ana Maria Birtalan
Additional contact information
Ana Maria Birtalan: Ecological University of Bucharest
SEA - Practical Application of Science, 2017, issue 14, 289-293
This work is an empirical study, trying to identify the role of “in that” clause in different contexts. The aim of this paper is to analyze the pragmatic result of stretching or limiting the meaning of a word when I use “in that” construction. I shall prove that “in that” clauses work like hedges, limiting the domain over which an assertion is held to be true, removing the speaker from responsibility for interpretations other than those specifically mentioned. I shall also prove that “in that” can stretch the meanings of words, giving them various metaphorical or connotative values.Finally, by this study, I would like to demonstrate once again that pragmatics and syntax interact and influence each other in order to create acceptable speech.
Keywords: Connotation; Implicature; Limitation; Pragmatic usage; Discourse analysis; Domain (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:cmj:seapas:y:2017:i:14:p:289-293
Access Statistics for this article
SEA - Practical Application of Science is currently edited by Fundația Română pentru Inteligența Afacerii
More articles in SEA - Practical Application of Science from Fundația Română pentru Inteligența Afacerii, Editorial Department
Series data maintained by Serghie Dan ().