Prolegomena to a Theory of Communicative

Competence1

Dr. Leon James

Center for Comparitive Psycholinguistics

University of Illinois, Urbana

1969

Table of Contents
Introduction
The Competence-Performance Issue
Linguistic Competence and Communicative Competence
The Indexical Nature of Meaning
Meaning: A Three-Dimensional Analysis
Individual Differences in Communicative Competence
Communicative Competence and Style
An Illustrative Case of Meaning Analysis
Summary and Conclusions
References

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