Current methodological issues in pragmatics research
Though pragmatics tends to have stirred the interest of many Nigerian and African language scholars, some of these researchers may not have operated with clear-cut methodological orientations. Thus, the optimism of pragmatics ameliorating communicative challenges of the society could be compromised. This is the motivation for this intervention. This paper explores the scope of pragmatics research; identifies philosophical and methodological possibilities; diagnoses some methodological challenges and proffers some solutions. The submissions resonate with the stipulations of the International Pragmatics Association.