Pragmatic Apparatus – An Integrated Approach to Pragmatic Competence: Its Framework and Properties

Cited by Lee Sonogan

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Abstract by: Tiaoyuan Mao, Shanhua He

The exploration of pragmatic competence has been endowed with theoretical and empirical significance for half a century, yet a common framework is still under investigation from different perspectives. First, this article conducts a critical review of the investigation of pragmatic competence in communicative ability theory, the function-discourse model, the componential and meaning-driven model, and the relevance-theoretic model. Based on the merits and demerits of these proposals and their relation with Chomsky’s dichotomy of grammatical and pragmatic competences, an integrated model of pragmatic competence (IMPC) is reformulated for thought and communication, focusing on the interactions among various organism-internal submodules under the current minimalist framework and their interactions with outside sociocultural factors. Finally, a comparison is made between the integrated proposal and the theory and models.

Publication: SAGE Open (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Pub Date: 28 Aprl 2021 Doi:

Keywords: pragmatic competence, models, IMPC, framework, properties (Plenty more sections, figures and references in this article)

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