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Eugenio Coseriu and pragmatics
(Walter de Gruyter, 2021-09-07)
Eugenio Coseriu’s linguistic thinking is essentially based on the concept of speaking as activity. This understanding is absolutely central to Coseriu’s system of linguistic competence, whose core are the rules and traditions that govern language use. Pragmatics is thus not a discipline focused on the analysis of specific linguistic structures of the language system (langue), but rather a perspective on language (Verschueren 1995: 11, 2009: 14–16) that explores its use and its potential in speaking as an activity ...