Monday, July 25, 2011

Definition of Utterance and Sentences


TO MORE UNDERSTANDING THIS MATERIAL, PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING OUT LOUD
"I LOVE YOU"
The same sentence was involved in the readings, but you made different utterances, i.e. unique physical events took place
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DEFINITION UTTERANCES

  • An utterance is any stretch of talk, by one person, before and after which there is a silence on the part of that person
  • An UTTERANCE is the use by a particular person, on particular occasion, of a piece of language, such as a sequence of sentences, or a single phrase, or even a single word
  • Utterances are physical events. Events are ephemeral. Utterances die in the wind
DEFINITION SENTENCES
  • A sentence is neither a physical event nor a physical  object. It is a string of words put together by the grammatical rules of the language. A sentence can be thought of as the IDEAL string of words behind various realizations in utterances and inscriptions.
  • A SENTENCE is a grammatically complete string of words expressing a complete thought

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