Develop a thesis that argues the significance, consequences, and applications of pragmatic and semantic theory in a real-world context.
Apply specific concepts studied during the course to a speech sample (i.e. does Abraham Lincoln follow the maxims? If yes, how? If not, how? How does his word choice impact his intended audience? Does he appeal to face? Include discussions of the theory and then give specific examples from the speech..).
Analyze the construct (semantics) of specific words and phrases in the speech sample and the meaning(s) they convey (pragmatics) within a specific context.
Explain how pragmatic and semantic theory can lend a greater understanding of language in the real world.
Assess how semantic and pragmatic theory interfaces with industry areas relevant to the field of linguistics, or an area of industry and/or profession relevant to you.