Episode 27 - Why Pragmatics Gives You Superpowers - An Interview with Andreas Grundtvig

In this interview, I discuss pragmatics and pragmatic competence with Andreas Grundtvig, author of "English is Context," a new book for teachers and learners about English pragmatics.

This is a big one! And we talk about a lot of amazing topics, including:

- how gamers now, the gay community in the early twentieth century and London Cockneys evolved their own language ... and why;
- why they rap the news in Senegal;
- how learning about Grice's maxims can help you see through propaganda;
- how to understand people from a particular country beyond the food, the flag and stuff like that;
- how to terrorize people ... by being polite!
- three things you can do right now to improve your pragmatic competence.