Definition of pragmalinguistics in English:

pragmalinguistics

noun

Linguistics
  • In pragmatics: the study of features of language use related to speakers' knowledge of the structure and expressive resources of the language itself rather than of the social context.

Origin

1970s. From pragma- + linguistics. Compare German Pragmalinguistik.

Pronunciation

pragmalinguistics

/ˌpraɡməlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/