Published online by Cambridge University Press: 10 June 2019
This chapter addresses the issue of the place of pragmatics within various linguistic frameworks. It starts with formal linguistic theories in the Chomskyan tradition, before moving on to functional theories. It is argued that in both cases, pragmatics is not really accounted for, and is deemed to fall outside the scope of linguistics per se. The reason pragmatics is not accounted for is that all these models rely on a code model of communication, whereas pragmatic theories presuppose an inferential model of communication.