The subject matter of pragmatics as linguistic discipline. Schematic semantics. Sentence structure and interrelations between sentence parts. Lucien Tesnière. Charles Bally. Transformational-generative Grammar. Case Grammar. Global Semantics. Concept of verbal intercommunication. Types of verbal intercommunication depending on the role of interlocutor: passive intercommunication, active intercommunication and verbal interaction. The structure of meaning of verbal intercommunication and the structure of meaning of speech act. Theory of speech acts. Types of speech acts: locutionary, illocutionary and perlocutionary. Performative verbs. Austin’s classification of speech acts: verdictives, exercitives, commissives, behabitives and expositives. Searle’s classification of speech acts: assertives, directives, commisives, expressives and declarations. Explicit and implicit meaning. Presuppositions and implicatures. Grice’s conversational maxims: maxim of quantity, maxim of quality, maxim of relation and maxim of manner. Types of discourse units. Proverbs. Beliefs and predictions. Witticisms. Jokes. Interactive discourse units.