Pragmatics and language use

Authored by: Jenny Mathias

Burmese

Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415735681
eBook ISBN: 9781315651194
Adobe ISBN: 9781317309314

10.4324/9781315651194.ch12

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Abstract

Every language is a means of communication within a specific cultural setting. The correct use of the language is not only a question of the knowledge of morphological and syntactic rules, but also of the appropriateness and possibilities of expressing oneself in different situations. This is an important part of the description of a language, though it is often left out of grammar books.

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