- The article is devoted to the definition and studies of metapragmatics which is generally understood as a new
step in the research of pragmatic phenomena within pragmatics of metacommunicative utterances, discourse-
analysis, and sociolinguistics. The relationship between metapragmatics and the theory of linguistic ideologies is
revealed. Special attention is paid at highlighing main characteristics of metapragmatic analysis in social and
cultural perspectives. In particular, metapragmatics is viewed as a constituent part of language social discourse
where its ability to articulate speaking rules is realized; in the theory of speech acts it describes basic rules of how
to comprehend communicative actions, characteristic of some society; its interplay with linguistic ideologies results
in the existence of discourses of various genres.
- metapragmatics, metapragmatic analysis, metapragmatic awareness, linguistic ideologies.
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