Pragmatic Information in Two English Monolingual Learners' Dictionaries

  • Miranda Mohamed Khamis EL-Zouka


English monolingual learners' dictionaries present different kinds of linguistic information, such as semantic, syntactic, stylistic, and pragmatic. An important kind of this information is pragmatic information. It is of special importance because it maintains suitable and comprehensible communication between speakers/writers. Usually if users make any mistake in pragmatic information, miscommunication takes place. Thus, users have to be very cautious when using language in real life situations, and one place they can obtain knowledge about correct pragmatic use of language is dictionaries. Therefore, it is important to analyse how dictionaries present pragmatic information about language.