PRAGMA-SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF RELIGIOUS STICKERS.
This paper entitled the “Pragma-Semantic Religious Stickers” investigates both the pragmatic and semantic features in religious stickers. Pragmatically, the paper examines how context can affect the meaning communicated by a religious sticker, how the perceived Contextual Mutual Belief (CMB) and how Searle's types of illocutionary acts are evident in each sticker. Semantically, the denotative meaning of each sticker is examined vis-a-vis its religious content. On the whole, out of the ten stickers sampled based on simple random sampling, it is observed that existential and factive presupposition appear to be more dominant. Also, illocutionary acts like assertive and declaration are more prevalent in most of the stickers sampled.