Abstract: two models of communicative grammar are discussed: the model of Geoffrey Leech and Jan Svartvik (for English) and the model of Ulrich Engel and Rozemaria K. Tertel (for German). Some representative studies of the Russian school are also considered. In theoretical aspect the debate is over topics of functionalism in modern linguistics and of the relation pragmatics – grammar. The aim is to answer the question – What is “communicative grammar”?
Кeywords: functionalism, pragmatics, grammar, communicative grammar
Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 14, October 2012, rhetoric.bg/, ISSN 1314-4464