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The Pragmatic Connotation of Wittgenstein's Assertion "Language Game is a Form of Life"

Peilan Peng


This paper introduces the concept of "language game", and on the basis of this background, illustrates the two important concepts of the later philosophy Wittgenstein: "language game" and "life form", and emphatically discusses the "language game" and "life form" of the dialectical relations. The paper also reveals the pragmatic connotation of the assertion "language is a kind of life form", which is mainly reflected in the following three aspects: language use is unique to human social practice; the context of linguistic games is life; the rules of the language game are rooted in the forms of life.


Language Games; Life Style ;Pragmatic Connotation; Social Practice Activities

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v4i10.2908