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ERIC Number: ED077297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Pages: 14
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Dressler, [W. U.]
Pragmalinguistics, combining knowledge of linguistics and civilization, is a field under development within the realm of applied linguistics. It is concerned with the pragmatism of speech acts, which calls for knowledge of the relation between one linguistic element and the persons producing, using, and receiving it during the communicative situation. Pragmalinguistics attempts to develop a systematic inventory of all that belongs to communicative competence. Communicative competence includes not only grammar but also the way of living and the view of life specific to the competent speaker, since he needs them to make use of his ability to perform speech acts. Foreign language instruction should include these dimensions, as well as instruction in casual speech and fast speech rules in second language learning, since the highly conventional style taught by high school teachers is inappropriate for the majority of conversations the student will have. (Author/VM)
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Note: Paper presented at the symposium "Fremdsprachenstudium und Fremdsprachenunterricht an Hochschulen," Saalbach, Austria, September 1972