Pragmatics: The expanding frontiers

  • Mustapha Ahmad Isa
Keywords: Pragmatics, pragmatic approaches, theory, Nigeria.


This paper is a keynote address presented at the second workshop of the NPrA, at Bowen University, Iwo, in April, 2019. It examines the consistent growth of Pragmatics from its inception as an academic discipline to its current profile as a full-grown linguistic research direction. It discusses modern approaches to pragmatics and highlights interesting research topics that have been studied at the postgraduate level in Nigeria Universities. The paper concludes with suggestions on key areas that the NPrA should concentrate its efforts in order to facilitate professional practice in Nigeria.

How to Cite
Isa, M. A. (2019). Pragmatics: The expanding frontiers. Research in Pragmatics, 1(1), 61. Retrieved from