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Here is a quick mnemonic “PRAGMATICS to remember about Pragmatics and Prosody

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Pragmatics and Prosody : How To Remember Easily ?

  • P – Prosody influences attitude and inference in verbal messages.
  • R – Right hemisphere damage affects meaning-appropriate prosody.
  • A – Aprosodia leads to a monotone speech, giving a depressed or indifferent impression.
  • G – Grammatically correct language is produced, but with impaired stress and effect.
  • M – Melodic stress and intonation variations contribute to pragmatic communication.
  • A – Attitude, affect, and figurative aspects are key elements of pragmatics.
  • T – The ability to infer the figurative aspect of a message can be impaired.
  • I – Intonation differences can convey vastly different messages.
  • C – Clever use of language relies on understanding pragmatics.
  • S – Syntax and word choice alone may not convey the intended meaning.


Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department