Date: Fri, 7 Oct 1994 08:05:00 EDT
From: "Dennis.Preston" 22709MGR[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU
Subject: Name that syntagm
The term you are looking for (or at least one of them), when the compositional
semantics does not add up to the pragmatic meaning (or illocutionary force) is
indirect speech act. When one finds these (and even direct speech acts and
other matters misinterpreted cross-linguistically, the generally agreed upon
area of study appears to be interlanguage pragmatics.
This ought to convince people that there are linguists out there. At least we
have a code.
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