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Introduction to General Linguistics

09:21 AM ET (US)
Hello evrybody,I need informations about general linguistics.
08:43 AM ET (US)
please, me to find any information about breaking maxims? for example floating the maxim, infringing, etc. thank a lot. :D
Agus Depe
12:03 PM ET (US)
Both definition are complementary.
Criper & Widdowson mean that sociolinguistics investigates how the aspects of life in the society are relevant to the use of language. In other words, sociolinguistics try to explain the linguistic phenomena, by considering the norms, the values, and the behaviors of the society.

Hopefully, it helps.
Septianingrum _C1307021
10:57 PM ET (US)
Hello, everybody.........

This is my understanding about one of the Sociolinguistics's definition.

"Sociolinguistic is a developing subfield of linguistics which takes speech variation as its focus, viewing variation or its social context." (Nancy Parrot Hickerson 1980:81)

It means that speech variation relates to social factor which includes who speak it and to whom, when speak it, then what language used. The speech variation is also influenced by variety of language likes diction, accent, or anything that is influenced by some social factors.

By the way, can any one or particularly the member of Zabila's group give me an explanation about another definition of sociolinguistic that has posted by Zabila's group....??

Here is the teory that I want to ask you...

"Sociolinguistic is the study of language in operation, its purpose is to investigate how the convention of the language use relate to other aspects of social behavior." (C.Criper and H.G Widdowson 1975:156)

Thx before...........
Septianingrum _C1307021
09:16 PM ET (US)
Hello, everybody........

This is my understanding about Pragmatic, particularly in presupposition.
Presupposition is something the speaker assumes to be the case prior to making an utterance (Yule, 1996:27). It means that something which is assumed has truth before it is approved by participants in speech. It must be known by the speaker and hearer, and the utterance must suitable in context.
Edited 01-06-2009 09:17 PM

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