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ERIC Number: ED503682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
The Significance of Pragmatics
Lin, Grace Hui Chin
Online Submission, Mingdao Journal v3 n2 p91-102 2007
The education of pragmatics is necessary and important in our globalized world. The reason is that English is currently used by people in the world for interaction and communication with each other in order to do international trade or participate in the academic conferences (McKay, 2002). For avoiding miscommunication caused by cultural difference, being familiar with diverse cultures and pragmatics is essential. Studies of Pragmatics emphasize the appropriateness in inter-cultural discourses. Through learning pragmatics, the English speakers' intercultural communication competence should be raised. Their Pragmatic Competence would be better because of knowing cultural differences and being aware of the significance in appropriate languages. In other words, the teaching and learning of pragmatics would release the difficulties of international communications for both native and non-native speakers.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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