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Considering the example given in user3072's answer: Discourse Analysis: When we want to know that "what time" refers to what, it could be answered by discourse analysis. Only by looking at the previous sentence, we get to know that it refers to "going for a drink". Pragmatic Analysis: It would, for example, intend to answer the question ...


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If you write a grammar book about French with English explanations, then French is the object language and English the meta language. "metalinguistic" is the corresponding adjective. E.g., "suis is the first person singular present form of être" is a metalinguistic statement: A piece of language that talks about language. If the language ...


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This is not a question about Praat, it is a question about phonetics, which you could answer using Praat (or some other analytic device). The primary question is 'Is there a dependable phonetic correlate of being a consonant versus being a vowel?': the answer is 'Mostly, not entirely'. The way you figure out what those correlates are is to inspect a range of ...


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Thinking out loud, aloud!?) There no term for yours definition, because 'rhetorical question' fit it at all. But it must be something like 'no-seek-information question' if you want, or something like that. Ok. I found what you need, it is: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phatic_expression This is definition for the thinking aloud, small-talks, etc.


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