The Dividing Line between Semantics and Pragmatics

Shu-ying LIU


Sense and reference are two very important terms in linguistics. However, adequate importance has not been attached to them. As a result, they are often approached separately or subordinately in the textbooks of linguistics. This essay will discuss the two terms more deeply as a whole and at the same time, reveal their importance, functions and nature.
Key Words: sense, reference, semantics, pragmatics
Résumé: Le sens et la référence sont deux termes très importants en linguistique . Or , l’importance adéquate n’est pas encore accordée . Par conséquent , ils sont souvent traits de façon séparée ou subordonnée dans les méthodes de la linguistique . Cet essai , discutera les deux termes de façon plus approfondie dans l’ensemble et à la fois révèle leur importance , fonction et nature .
Mots –clés: sens, référence, sémantique, pragmatique

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