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prag·mat·ics

(prag-mat'iks),
A branch of semiotics; the theory that deals with the relation between signs and their users, both senders and receivers.
[G. pragmatikos, fr. pragma, thing done]

prag·mat·ics

(prag-mat'iks)
1. linguistics The set of rules that govern the use of language in context, including social conventions (e.g., eye contact, accompanying gestures, proximity between speaker and listener, and turn-taking).
2. The effects of social setting and environment on language.
[G. pragmatikos, fr. pragma, thing done]

pragmatics

(prăg-măt′ ĭks)
In speech and language pathology, the social or interpersonal context of language (i.e., knowing how to use spoken language appropriately with other speakers).
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Because we were interested in examining the behaviour of raters who are well-versed in the literature on pragmatics, the inclusion of both native and near-native speaking raters was motivated by practical concerns of finding raters with such a background.
This state of "something not being quite right" with language in use is known as pragmatic impairment, (3) and is associated with diagnoses as varied as Asperger's syndrome, autism, learning disability, traumatic brain injury, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (Perkins, "Pragmatic Ability" 367; van Balkom and Verhoven 289).
This paper appears to me as an odd inclusion as the approach is neither neo-Gricean (as per the subtitle of the collection) nor is the topic one in semantics and pragmatics (ditto), except in opposition.
Paul Strasser, Pragmatics Chief Operating Officer, said, EURoePragmatics is pleased to continue our longstanding support to the DoD in the accomplishment of strategic systems engineering, integration, and development.
If, on the whole, individuals with non-fluent aphasia are considered to be better functional communicators and individuals with fluent aphasia are better or at least equal pragmatically, then an examination of the relationship between pragmatics and functional communication in relationship to language impairment is warranted.
In my opinion, this volume compares favorably with Levinson's and Leech's textbooks, as it is more updated and also because it exhibits an unusual concern with social pragmatics.
Relational Pragmatics (RP) is intended to provide a theoretical framework for studying both pragmatic competence and performance phenomena.
Finally, it is not clear how "fundamental pragmatics" is more than a notational novelty; it would appear to be no more than Habermas's universal pragmatics augmented and corrected in the manner desired by Apel.
Telecom Pragmatics published this information in the July 2009 issue of Independent Telco Tactics Monthly -- "Government Stimulus Impact on Telecom Infrastructure at IOCs.
Given the multicultural nature of the workplace, language learners studying pragmatics may also benefit from developing intercultural competence so they can work more effectively across cultures.
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The editor has a definite view of "where pragmatics fits in" (cf.