International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society, 2020, 4(1); doi: 10.25236/IJNDES.040124.
1 School of Foreign Languages, Guizhou Minzu University, Guiyang 550025, China
2 University of Shinawatra, Bangkok, 10400, Thailand
E-mail: [email protected]
At present, Pragmatics has become an active and independent subject, but some serious problems are still existed in its development: the definition and category of Pragmatics are still uncertain. This paper attempts to analyze Pragmatics from the perspective of linguistic philosophy and Semiotics, and holds that pragmatics derives from the Semiotics of Peirce and Morris. It plays and develops the role of “interpretant” in Peirce's Semiotics, and more obviously, it is one of the three branches of Semiotics proposed by Morris. It studies the relationship between symbols and their users. The meaning of symbol expression is the results of various interpretations from different users. The philosophical basis of pragmatics is Peirce’s pragmatism, or pragmaticism, which studies the relationship between meaning and context, i.e. , the illocutionary meaning being excluded in the scope of Semantics. The main methodology of Pragmatics is logical reasoning.
Pragmatics, Semiotics, Pragmatism, Reasoning
Min Niu. Semiotic Analysis of Pragmatics. International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2020) Vol.4, Issue 1: 176-186. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDES.040124.
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