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.

Dennis Preston