Discussion in 'English Only' started by modernreality, Jul 5, 2009.
what is the difference between semantics and pragmatics
please, help me my friends
If you google semantics pragmatics distinction you'll find several attempts to answer that question, modernreality, written by MUCH better teachers than me and extending over many pages.
I check many dictionaries like longman, David Crystal dictionary
But you have to know that I am not native speaker.So I will face a kind of difficulty in determining the exact distinction
These forums insist on complete sample sentences, together with context and background.
Please feel free to open a new thread with all of these.
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Context and BackgroundThis may be helpful in explaining what we mean by background context:
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