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Semantic VS Pragmatic

Semantics VS PragmaticsA Simple Way to Understand Them

Linguistics : The scientific study of language (Wikipedia, Linguistics)

Understanding LinguisticsAddresseeAddressorMessageUnderstandingBattle of Meaning

Semantics: The study of words and sentences(John I Saeed, Semantics)Blackberry:Blackberry:

F16:

F16:

Battle of MeaningPragmatics:Study of meaning as communicated by an addressor speaker (or writer) and interpreted by a listener (or reader)(George Yule, Pragmatics)

You: Hi!

You: Hi!Stranger: M 17

You: Hi!Stranger: M 17You: F-16

You: Hi!Stranger: M 17You: F-16Stranger: What do you look like?

You: Hi!Stranger: M 17You: F-16Stranger: What do you look like?You: Wanna see a pic?

You: Hi!Stranger: M 17You: F-16Stranger: What do you look like?You: Wanna see a pic?Stranger: Of course!

Stranger: What the???You: I TOLD YOU F-16

Your conversational partner has disconnected.

You: Hi!Stranger: M 17You: F-16Stranger: What do you look like?You: Wanna see a pic?Stranger: Of course!

Man: Do you know a woman named Sally?Woman: He used to work at the factory

What does the woman imply?Sally is a laborShe works at the factoryShe is Sallys friendSally was a man

What does the woman imply?A. Sally is a laborB. She works at the factoryC. She is Sallys friendD. Sally was a manDo you know a woman named Sally?He used to work at the factoryAn-Nis (The Women) : 34

An-Nis (Translation) : 34(Sahih International)Men are in charge of women by [right of] what Allah has given one over the other and what they spend [for maintenance] from their wealth. So righteous women are devoutly obedient, guarding in [the husband's] absence what Allah would have them guard. But those [wives] from whom you fear arrogance - [first] advise them; [then if they persist], forsake them in bed; and [finally], strike them. But if they obey you [once more], seek no means against them. Indeed, Allah is ever Exalted and Grand.An-Nis (The Women) : 35

An-Nis (Translation) : 35Sahih InternationalAnd if you fear dissension between the two, send an arbitrator from his people and an arbitrator from her people. If they both desire reconciliation, Allah will cause it between them. Indeed, Allah is ever Knowing and Acquainted [with all things].So, be careful with what you mean

Cause it may not be what they understand