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Olsen, Svend Erik. 1979. Psychopathology, interaction and pragmatic linguistics. In Mey, Jacob L., ed. Pragmalinguistics, theory and practice. Mouton. pp. 233–253.
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O. stresses that symptoms of the schizophrenic have to be situated in order to be understood. It follows that language use has to be located in its social context, if we want to establish a pragmatic theory for natural languages. The study of psychopathological phenomena might contribute substantially to pragmatic theory.