• What is pragmatics?
     
    Pragmatics is best described as our social skills; how we communicate with others both verbally and non verbally.  It may be our body language, use of 'personal space', understanding figurative language (idioms & metaphors), and if we can start, maintain and end a conversation appropriately.  Pragmatics involves three key communication skills: 
    • using language for different purposes
    • changing language according to the needs of a situation or audience
    • following conversational rules
     This website has great information on pragmatics.