Course: Pragmatics

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Course title Pragmatics
Course code KAJ/A4415
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 English
Status of course unspecified
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.

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.

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