Course: Pragmatics

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Course title Pragmatics
Course code KAJ/4415
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Haase Christoph, Dr. Ph.D., M.A.
Course content
Pragmatics is a study of locution and studies the situation between speaker-listener (or writer-reader). On the language level, pragmatics covers terms such as fuzziness, non-clarity, speech act, speech situation, interpretation strategies, purpose. The seminar will study specialized vocabulary registers and will also study the discourse and stylistic research.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Understanding the subject and principles, methods and terminology of pragmatics.
Understanding the newly gained knowledge of the discipline.
The ability to know one's way in linguistic disciplines.

Assessment methods and criteria
Active and prepared class attendance, test, oral exam.
Recommended literature
  • Allan, K. The Cambridge handbook of pragmatics. Cambridge, 2011.
  • Goatly, A. Explorations in stylistics. London: Equinox., 2010.
  • Liedtke, F. & Schulze, C. Beyond words. Content, context, and inference. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013.
  • Sandra, D. (ed). Cognition and pragamatics. Amsterdam: Benjamins., 2009.
  • Schmid, Hans-Jörg (Ed.). Cognitive pragmatics. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2012.
  • Tanskanen, S. Collaborating towards coherence: lexical cohesion in English discourse. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2006.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching English Language and Literature for Primary Schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter