Pragmatics: the study of language used in context (relationship between form and meaning).

Pragmatics - Lidia Fernald

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1. Language production and interpretation

2. Interlanguage pragmatic development: transfer of cultural pragmatics from L1 to L2

3. Without instruction differences in pragmatics show in English Learners.

4. Pragmatic principles are shared within a community.

5. Pragmatics differences are often interpreted on a social or personal level.

5.1. Hinder communication

5.2. Appear rude or brusque

6. Non literal, context dependant, inferentialand/or non truth condicitional

7. Sentences and utterance meaning, use and usage, context and action, reference and indixecality, entailment and presupposition, functional views of language, meaning in interaction, inference and implicature, cultural and background knowledge.

8. Classrooms are well suited places to provide input, interpretation and reflection. Learn social language rules of speaking. Practice activities such as oral examinations e.g. job interviews, workplace communication, invitations, refusals, apologies.

9. The benefits of pragmatics instruction: Raise pragmatic awareness. Choices in the target language. Become familiar with devices and practices. Maintain cultural identities.