Vol. 7 No. 4 (2014)
Articles

The pragmatic mistakes of Hungarian students learning English – about an empirical research

Published August 6, 2020
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APA

Csatlós, K. (2020). The pragmatic mistakes of Hungarian students learning English – about an empirical research. Economica, 7(4), 13–24. https://doi.org/10.47282/ECONOMICA/2014/7/4/4357

In my paper I try to give a precise definition of the term ’pragmatic competence’ and I describe how this term has evolved. I define the term ’pragmatic failure’ and I elaborate on its judgement, its causes, and its types. I describe the Hungarian – English contrastive researches. I list the most frequent pragmatic mistakes made by Hungarian students while speaking English. I present the findings of my research that I carried out among the students of the College of Szolnok in  October 2014. Finally I discuss whether pragmatic competence can be taught, and if yes, for what purpose.