Pragmatic tactics in traffic trials


  • Ahmed Sahib Mubarak Department of English, College of Education for Human Sciences, University of Babylon, Iraq
  • Hawraa Jabbar Rahi Department of English, College of Education for Human Sciences, University of Babylon, Iraq


court context, pragmatic strategies, pragmatic tactics, traffic trials


This study aims at finding out the pragmatic tactics employed in the contexts of traffic trials as used by the judge and the defendants and the purposes to which they serve. Based on the data analysis, it is found that there are six pragmatic tactics in contexts of the traffic trials interaction which are felicitousness, effectiveness, maximum efficiency, appropriateness, avoidance of imposition, and maximal options for deniability. The purpose behind the use of these tactics is that a pragmatic tactic is a particular way in which a pragmatic strategy is employed to comply with a particular aim in a particular situation. It can be regarded as the starting step towards achieving a short-term goal using certain pragmatic strategies. Thus, both pragmatic tactics and pragmatic strategies are activated in the contexts of traffic trials.


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How to Cite

Mubarak, A. S., & Rahi, H. J. (2021). Pragmatic tactics in traffic trials. Linguistics and Culture Review, 5(S1), 954-968.



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