The Pragmatic Significance of Statements on the Back of Vehicles

Ala’a Abdulkareem Sa’adeh


In everyday conversations we often convey information that goes above and beyond what we strictly speaking say. One of these every day conversations is written or spoken, the most practical example of everyday written conversation is; what is written on the back of some vehicles. So the study aims at finding answers of how such things are produced and understood in conversation and how a person gets from what is said to what is meant, or from the expressed meaning to the implied meaning.

The goal of this study is achieved by choosing randomly statements that are written on the back of some vehicles which have implicature, then analyzed their conversational implicature.

The researcher found out how much these statements have conversational implicature and if it is frequent in these statements.

Key words: Implicature, pragmatics, cars.

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-11-11

Publication date:June 30th 2019

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