Pragmatics

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In this post a summary of what pragmatics is: a branch of language studies that sees language in action, or in use, as a social tool to generate and decode meaning. Which meaning is far from being just the one in the dictionary; meaning being co-authored by both actors involved in communication, through communicative intentions, or speaker meanings, implied meanings and inference.

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About Simona Petrescu

I was born in Bucharest, Romania and studied English literature and linguistics. I taught English as a Foreign Language for over 18 years and specialised in professional communication and in Cambridge English exams. In 2011 I won the British Council / Macmillan Elton Prize for Innovative Writing with a course material pack of English for Human Resources. I have been living in Germany since 2008, where I am now dedicating most of my time to writing, both Professional English course materials and fiction. My interests lie in the area of language, communication strategies, learning psychology, but also literature, music and travel.
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