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The image shows a sign on one side apparently defining the one on the other side. Credit: Marguerite.

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1 Yes or No, Syntactics is the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language.


2 True or False, The relation between a linguistic expression and its expresser is a part of pragmatics.


3 An apparent sign that may be an expression of a thought is a?

4 Yes or No, A grammeme is a unit of grammar, just as a lexeme is a lexical unit and a morpheme is a morphological unit. More specifically, a grammeme is a value of a grammar category.


5 True or False, The image at the top of this resource illustrates a circular definition.


6 Which of the following is likely to be in a control group for assessing a pragmatics?

one or more relations
an accepted set of formats for signs
a liquid nitrogen dewar
an active speaker
a possible artifact
a wide temperature range for respondent stability

7 Yes or No, The formal relations between signs or expressions in abstraction from their signification and their interpreters is called syntactics.


8 Yes or No, You are in the middle of an open field of beautifully colored, pleasantly smelling, edible wildflowers. You've just picked one and are now munching on it. You feel you are being watched. You gesture a universal sign of "I won't hurt you, unless you try to hurt me." while turning around. Is pragmatics involved in your situation?


9 Complete the text:

Pragmatics is an approach to


10 Yes or No, For syntactics, a proof of concept is a practical demonstration of the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language, and a set of rules for or an analysis of this arrangement.


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  1. In theory, the ultimate cultural definition of dominant group may be tyrants.

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