Pragmatics deals with (1) the meaning of words and phrases in context, as opposed to stand-alone, contextless meaning (i.e., semantics), and (2) how language is used and understood in real contexts, be it spoken or written. As such, it is a very broad area of linguistics, and is still one of the newer areas of serious linguistic research. Basic pragmatics knowledge can be tremendously helpful and practical for language teachers.
Pages in category "Pragmatics"
The following 15 pages are in this category, out of 15 total.