Reading comprehension research and linguistic pragmatics: Mapping out some unrecognized interdisciplinary common ground

Melinda Sinclair


On the whole, research into the various aspects of natural language and language use is characterized by a lack of unity and coherence (see e.g. Verschueren, 1987; Castelfranchi & Poggi, 1987; Nuyts, 1987; Nuyts, 1992). Nuyts (1992:3-4) describes the current situation in language research in rather negative terms:

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