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InterCom: May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022

Join us this week as we continue our series about learning pragmatics, or the verbal and nonverbal ways in which people communicate meaning, both interpersonally and interculturally. Through this series we will look at how to use Observe, Analyze and Extend strategies to understand a pragmatic speech act, and address what one can learn from pragmatic mistakes or misunderstandings.

This week we look at extending a speech act, which involves figuring out what to do in a given context,...Read more

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