This study explores teachers' and students' perceptions of effectiveness of core concepts of pragmatics for developing students' pragmatic communicative competence.
Pragmatics assists learners in using "language appropriate to particular communicative events", in using "the relevant utterances necessary for being considered a competent conversant", and "interpreting meaning contextually"(Brock and Nagasaka, 2005, p.
The keynote speaker, Professor Adewale Adegbite of the Obafemi Awolowo University, said Pragmatic
methods are needed if there must be a fuller, deeper and generally more reasonable account of human language behaviour, adding 'outside pragmatics
, there can be no understanding of utterances.'
Grice's theory of implicatures (1975) is one of the most important aspects in pragmatics
. However, in spite of the importance of this theory, there have been few studies on the teachability of Gricean pragmatics
(Bromberek-Dyzman & Ewert, 2010; Keenan, 1976; Murray, 2010, 2011) and the discrepant results obtained in these studies evidence the need for further research.
, the most typical and pervasive primary process affecting the truth-conditions of an utterance is free enrichment: that is, a kind of lexical modulation that affects "what is said" (Recanati, 2010).
The above technical terms are always referred to in books on pragmatics
, but they are rarely given the lucid, straightforward and detailed explanation provided in the present text.
In the introductory chapter to their book Teaching and Learning Pragmatics
: Where Language and Culture Meet Ishihara and Cohen note the paucity of empirical work done in L2 pragmatic
development in the classroom as well as the lack of textbooks to help inform instruction.
propose a more refined approach to teaching pragmatic
formulas and enhancing L2 pragmatic
competence by integrating various techniques from both formulaic language and pragmatics
Her research interests include the acquisition of L2 pragmatics
, the role of interaction in L2 learning and multilingualism.
English historical pragmatics
: Problems of data and methodology.
stylistics method of teaching indigenous poetry does not contribute to the development of the pragmatic
competence of students in EFL context.