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EN 300: Modern Theories of Grammar: Pragmatics

Pragmatics Overview

Pragmatics "is the study of the ways people use language in actual conversations. Pragmaticists study both how context helps to determine whether a particular utterance is appropriate or inappropriate as well as how changes to context alter sentences' meanings."

Vedrana Mihalicek and Christina Wilson (Eds.) 2011. Language Files: Materials for an Introduction to Language and Linguistics. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 270.

Relevant Library of Congress Subject Areas

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