AN OVERVIEW OF USING PRAGMATIC STUDY AMONG EFL/ESL UNIVERSITY LEARNERS

Authors

  • Younis Salih Fatah, Noor Mala BT Ibrahim, Tina Binti Abdullah

Abstract

Speech acts and pragmatics have a crucial role in analyzing texts, speeches, and utterances in
both written and spoken discourse. Currently, pragmatics has a significant role in the written
text. Since there are some issues and difficulties face by university TEFL, EFL/ESL students,
and learners in analyzing texts and speeches, the issues might be due to not understanding the
texts real meaning. These problems and issues need to be treated and encouraged to focus on
the structure and inside the meaning of texts while analyzing and searching for texts real
purpose rather than the other literal and surface sense. This is better to understand the notion
of texts, speeches, and utterances. Hence, the study shows and explains the importance of
pragmatics and the theories investigated by previous researchers and scholars. The paper also
offers some present studies on the effect of pragmatic use in class and the importance of using
pragmatics in literary texts that benefit for TEFL students in analyzing texts and utterances.
The purpose of this paper is to provide and explain a brief overview of the theory of language
use, the concepts of pragmatics, and pragmatics application of text and literature to give
familiarity to the students with text analysis and understanding. From this perspective, the
methodological and framework used in the present study is Austin's language theory by
following a pragmatic analytical by applying pragmatic aspects, including Speech act theory implicature, and conversational analysis. This would be supported by several and different
studies that have been analyzing texts of the target language. Another important aim of this
paper is to show the effect of teaching/ learning pragmatics on TEFL, EFL/ESL learners'
questions of the target language to analyze and interpret texts.

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Published

2020-11-02

How to Cite

Younis Salih Fatah, Noor Mala BT Ibrahim, Tina Binti Abdullah. (2020). AN OVERVIEW OF USING PRAGMATIC STUDY AMONG EFL/ESL UNIVERSITY LEARNERS. PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 11427 - 11442. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/2934