All the articles chosen were selected because of their relevance to the research questions and they all have a general agreement in the context of the research questions. Although the research project comprises of two questions that are related and linked to the chosen topic of pragmatics, the different authors address them separately while others address them together. The project will mainly conduct literature reviews of articles on other studies conducted previously to establish what different authors feel and opine about the topic but also incorporate minimum research for supplementary purposes. However, it is imperative to note that the emphasis will be on literature review rather that conducting new research. To answer each question adequately, most of the chosen articles were selected because they focus specifically on one of the two questions. However, to get extra material that will form the basis of developing the argument and discussion, others that address the two articles simultaneously have also been chosen. In the process of conducting the literature review, notes will be taken and recorded separately as they apply to each of the questions before the final paper is complied. Essentially, the process of gathering, sorting and summarizing information will entail the bulk of the work. The literature will be sorted into categories of the authors that acknowledge that linguistic and social terms are engrained in language regardless of type and family and those that acknowledge
culture-specific and language-specific functions of speech.