The way people use language to get what they want and to influence their listeners. go to glossary index
in linguistics, the study of the choices of language persons make in social interaction and of the effects of these choices on others (Crystal, 1987).
the study of appropriate conversation content
The practical knowledge needed to use language for communicative purposes. (204)
The use of general knowledge to help one understand language.
The study of utterance interpretation, including the understanding of, and use of, the effects that language can have in a situation.
Aspect of language concerned with language use within a communication context. It includes rules that govern language functions (e.g., eye contact, greeting someone, asking questions, answering questions).
Language development skills in the context and environment that include such factors as strategies for topic setting, strategies for clarification and repair, and strategies for decision making about when to use which communication modality. Pragmatic consideration enables more effective communication interactions.
the rules governing how language is used (i.e., when, where, and under what circumstances).
"The rules for engaging in appropriate and effective communication" (Berk, 2003 p.355).
interpersonal use of language; the use of language structures (syntax) and meaning (semantics) to communicate in social contexts (e.g., knowing that "Can you pass the salt?" is not a question about the length of your arm).
The analysis of language in terms of the situational context within which utterances are made, including the knowledge and beliefs of the speaker and the relation between speaker and listener; the ability and desire to communicate in an appropriate way for one's age and culture.
A branch of semiotics (study of signs and symbols) dealing with the relation between signs or linguistics expressions and those who use them; a branch of linguistics dealing with the contexts in which people use language and the behaviour of speakers and listeners.
the study of language use
Social language, the rules for how we use language in different contexts (ex: you speak differently to your boss than your best friend). Also related to social interactions. Many children with language delays or PDD have weaknesses in the area pragmatics.
The rules that govern and describe how language is used in different contexts and environments.
Study of the use of language for communication.
the aspect of language that concerns use and purposes for using language within a communication context; study of the way language is used within social contexts
Adaption of language to the social context.
The study of the uses to which communication is put.
The practical aspects of using language to communicate in a natural context. It includes the rules about eye contact between speaker and listener, how close to stand, taking turns, selecting topics of conversation, and other requirements to ensure that communication occurs. Many of these rules have a cultural basis.
the relationship between language and its social context. (329)
Those aspects of the study of language that pertain to the identity and intentions of the speaker and hearer, and the context in which speech takes place. The context is sometimes most narrowly regarded as the body of world knowledge to which speakers and hearers have access in generating and interpreting speech. Pragmatics belongs to the study of linguistic performance. See also semantics, speech act, syntax.
Encyclopedia of special education; 2nd ed Study of language use independent of language structures, rules and principles, which relates to the structure of language and its use.
A branch of semiotics that deals with the relation between signs or linguistic expressions and their users.
Language development in the context and environment in which it is generated. A set of rules governing the use of language in context.
Rules governing the social use of language.
Rules for using language effectively within a social context.
In linguistics and semiotics, pragmatics is concerned with bridging the explanatory gap between sentence meaning and speaker's meaning. The study of how context influences the interpretation is then crucial. In this setting, context refers to any factor â€” linguistic, objective, or subjective â€” that affects the actual interpretation of signs and expressions.