Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2019)
The effects of pragmatics in communication and social interaction
Author(s): Dr. Ibrahim Bashir Said
Abstract: This study investigates pragmatics notion in communication process and social interaction. So it handles some pragmatic elements with enough definitions and examples according to some theories. The main aim of this study is to identify and explain how the elements facilitate to understand the uttered meaning of communication participants. The problem this study probes is the lack of pragmatic knowledge that leads to difficulties and misunderstanding in communication process. The main question the study carried out to answer is to what extent pragmatic competence makes the language understandable to achieve communicative aims. The method the study uses is descriptive method. Results of the study showed that knowledge of pragmatics interprets the uttered meaning and helps participants to achieve their communicative aims.