Course: Pragmatics

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Course title Pragmatics
Course code KAJ/4615
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
  • 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. he course is conected with e-learning material available online at

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 0 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.
  • Archer, D. Pragmatics ; an advanced resource book for students. London, 2012.
  • Birner, B.J. Introduction to Pragmatics. Chichester, 2013.
  • Goatly, A. Explorations in stylistics. London: Equinox., 2010.
  • Liedtke, F. & Schulze, C. Beyond words. Content, context, and inference. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013.
  • Sandra, D. Pragmatics and cognition. Amsterdam, 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