Category: Pragmatics


The Role of Informant-Context Knowledge in Interpreting Hybrid Texts: A Pragmatic Study

Interpretation of any text depends on the interpreter’s context knowledge, cultural background, memory skills and language skills. Interpretation is one of the most complicated human cognitive activities. The interpreter’s knowledge of the subject (or lack of it) can affect the whole interpretation process, i.e., the process, the transferring process and the reproduction process. The influence


The Problems of Ironic Speech Acts Interpretation

The problems of irony interpretation and decoding in the light of speech acts theory provides a general idea of scientific developments in research of irony as a joint category of form, meaning and context. Currently there is a great interest in irony as a pragmatic category with the main aim to understand its functions and