The Phenomenon of Fabrication: A Pragmatic Perspective

Abstract

Fabrication, as the deliberate act of deviating from the truth or the crafty use of language for the purpose of changing others' minds, is a key aspect of many strategic interactions including politics, bargaining, and news reporting. Yet, in spite of the importance of this topic, it has not been pragmatically given sufficient research attention. Thus, to bridge this gap in the literature, this study endeavors to deal with this topic from a pragmatic perspective. In other words, the current study is an attempt to answer the following questions: (1) What are the pragmatic aspects of fabrication? (2) How is fabrication pragmatically realized? (3) What is the pragmatic structure of fabrication? Answering these questions, which represent the aim of this study, will be achieved by means of reviewing the literature relevant to fabrication and its structure to provide a theoretical background about it, identify its types, and thus highlight its pragmatic nature.