Podcast Episode 27 – Why Pragmatics Gives You Superpowers – An Interview with Andreas Grundtvig

The Clark and Miller English Podcast with a photo of Andreas Grundtvig on a red background

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In this interview, I discuss pragmatics and pragmatic competence with Andreas Grundtvig, author of English is Context, a new book for teachers and learners about English pragmatics.

This is a big one! And we talk about a lot of amazing topics, including:

  • how gamers now, the gay community in the early twentieth century and London Cockneys evolved their own language … and why;
  • why they rap the news in Senegal;
  • how learning about Grice’s maxims can help you see through propaganda;
  • how to understand people from a particular country beyond the food, the flag and stuff like that;
  • how to terrorize people … by being polite!
  • three things you can do right now to improve your pragmatic competence.

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