DISCOURSE AND PRAGMATICS

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DISCOURSE AND PRAGMATICS by Mind Map: DISCOURSE AND PRAGMATICS

1. What is Pragmatics?

2. The study of meaning in the relation to the context in which a person is speaking and writing

3. Pragmatics and discourse overlap quite a lot but from different perspective

4. Context & discourse

5. An understanding of how language functions in context

6. • situational context • background knowledge context • co-text • social context

7. Speech acts & discourse

8. A speech act is an act we perform when saying something

9. Direct speech act & Indirect speech act

10. The cooperative principle & discourse

11. 4 sub-principles or maxims

12. Flouting maxim & violating maxim