Seminar: Variational Pragmatics - Details
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Semester SS 2021
Current number of participants 21
maximum number of participants 25
Home institute Englische Sprachwissenschaft
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Thu , 15.04.2021 08:15 - 09:45
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird online/digital abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch

Course location / Course dates

n.a Thursday: 08:15 - 09:45, weekly

Module assignments


Variational Pragmatics is a relatively new field of study that combines the fields of sociolinguistics (the study of how social factors like socioeconomic background, gender and age influence language) and pragmatics (the study of language in context). This seminar therefore looks how language (in particular pragmatic phenomena) can display variation as a result of various social factors like gender, age, and dialectal region. We will take a look at numerous pragmatic phenomena such as speech acts, (im-)politeness, pragmatic markers, small talk, and linguistic stereotyping. In doing so, a special focus will be placed on methodologies. With every one of the above mentioned pragmatic phenomena we will cover on this course, we will look at one or more empirical studies that have been carried out and discuss different methodological approaches and results.

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The course is part of admission "ESW/ASW: Vertiefungsmodul BA: HS".
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