Lack of Coherence in Hamlet's Madness Scenes:A Pragmatic Analysis
for humanities sciences al qadisiya,
2008, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 47-56
AbstractAbstractThe present work falls into four in addition to an introduction and an conclusion sections, the first of which is to shed light on the Shakespearian linguistic contributions showing the possibility of the co-occurrence of certain linguistic phenomena from literary works to be familiarized among language users.The second section is devoted to tackling the notion of pragmatics where it is concerned with studying the communicative and implied meaning. Its goal is to manifest how to bridge the gap between sentence meaning and that of the speaker. This section also shows the similarities and differences between pragmatics and discourse analysis as a way to discuss the notion of coherence. While the third section is to define coherence. To produce coherent utterances, the speaker is expected to ensure that his utterances stand in a way or another to the preceding and following ones. Recognizing such a relation is important for its successful comprehension in communication. To analyse the sense of coherence in Hamlet's utterances, the researcher adopts Grice's 'cooperative principle' as a pillar upon which data analysis is built.
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