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What is pragmatics?

 

Definition
 

Pragmatics is the study of the aspects of meaning and language use that are dependent on the speaker, the addressee and other features of the context of utterance, such as the following:

 
Generic
  Pragmatics is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Levinson 1983 5–34

 

Crystal 1985 240

 

Leech 1983 2, 5–6


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