Pragmatics: Some Basic Principles and Procedures

Adegbite, Wale (2000)

Book chapter

The importance of pragmatics to language studies is that it enables scholars and students to understand the principles and procedures guiding the interpretation of socio-cultural and contextual meanings of utterances. In this paper, we describe certain terms, principles and procedures of the pragmatics of language while exemplifying the discussion with some English utterances.