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Definitions of phatic in various dictionaries:
Of, relating to, or being speech used to share feelings or to establish a mood of sociability rather than to communicate information or ideas.
adj - sharing feelings rather than ideas
PHATIC - In linguistics, a phatic expression is communication which serves a social function, such as social pleasantries that don't seek or offer any inform...
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|Of, relating to, or being speech used to share feelings or to establish a mood of sociability rather than to communicate information or ideas.|
|Phatic language has a social purpose, rather than being intended to give information:|
|In linguistics, a phatic expression is communication which serves a social function, such as social pleasantries that don't seek or offer any information of value. Phatic expressions are a socio-pragmatic function and are used in everyday conversational exchange typically expressed in situational instances that call for social cues. In speech communication the term means "small talk" (conversation for its own sake) and has also been called "grooming talking."For example, greetings such as "hello" and "how are you?" are phatic expressions. In phatic expressions, speech acts are not communicative, since no content is communicated. According to anthropologist Bronisaw Malinowski, apparently "purposeless" speech actspolite small talk, like "how are you?" or "have a nice day"even though their content may be trivial or irrelevant to the situation, perform the important function of establishing, maintaining, and managing bonds of sociality between participants.In Roman Jakobson's work, the|