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pragmatic

adjective clear-thinking, expedient, matter-of-fact, practical, rational, realistic, reasonable, sensible, serviceable, sound, straight-thinking, unidealistic, unromantic, unsentimental, useful, utilitarian
See also: constructive, effective, efficient, functional, realistic
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Ken Williamson, chief operating officer at PragmatIC, said: "We're growing rapidly and we needed our own space as the business progresses.
As a subarea of the wider field of formulaic language, pragmatic routines differ from other concepts such as idioms, collocations or formulas in terms of their sociocultural nature and their recurrent use in particular situations.
PragmatIC is creating a modular system it calls fab-in-a-box which eases entirely automated, high throughput production of its flexICs.
At the textual level, pragmatic markers organise discourse, creating textual coherence (Erman 2001: 1340).
develop the pragmatic competence of EFL learners of indigenous poetry
Studies examining how raters approach the judgment of pragmatic performance cited such effects as different degrees of severity between raters and item types (Youn, 2007), differences in ratings between NS and non-native-speaking (NNS) judges (Alemi & Tajeddin, 2013; Liu, 2007; Walters, 2007), familiarity of the raters with the learners' culture, and differential assignment of weightings to certain aspects of performance, such as grammar (Liu & Xie, 2014).
It was through Rudiger Zimmermann, the Chair in English Linguistics at Marburg, that I came across pragmatics.
The Pragmatic theory relies on some bases represented in studying language according to its use in different situational levels, i.
Pragmatic reports it is the UK representative for Azima DLI, supplying world-class predictive maintenance products aligning customers' high standards for reliability, availability and uptime.
2009, for a review of studies according to various linguistics disciplines), only a reduced number of studies have examined the effect of the sojourn abroad on the development of language learners' pragmatic competence.
is a specialist surface-relief hologram producer that describes itself as a 'Security Boutique', meaning that it offers a wide range of high security integrated products, while PragmatIC (formerly Nano ePrint) is an R&D company developing novel types of printed electronic circuits using surface relief production methods (see HN Vol 24 No 7).
In the introduction of the paper, first we describe the effort made by the Council of Europe (CE) to unify the levels of foreign language acquisition and define the pragmatic competence; second we explain the link between English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and pragmatic competence and, finally we set the objectives for this study.