Lecture: Key Topics in Pragmatics - Details
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Semester SS 2022
Current number of participants 121
maximum number of participants 127
Home institute Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft (Anglistik)
Courses type Lecture in category Teaching
Next date Mon , 11.07.2022 10:00 - 11:30, Room: (HS II)
Type/Form Aufbaumodul Bachelor Linguistics and Language in Use
Participants Bachelor Anglistik HF (4 LP), Lehramt Gymmasium (4 LP), Bachelor ANIS (4 LP) - mit Übung!
Lehramt Realschule (3 LP)
Lehramt Freier Bereich (4 LP)
Bachelor Wahlbereich (4 LP)
Pre-requisites Basismodul Linguistics: Introduction
Learning organization Vorlesung im Aufbaumodul Linguistics Backgrounds: Linguistics and Language in Use
Ebenfalls möglich im Freien Bereich Lehramt , Wahlbereich Bachelor und Bachelor ANIS
Performance record full attendance
Portfolio (available 27 June 2022): 3 parts - deadline 01 September 2022 - (please hand in print-out and upload electronic version on Plagscan [wWzCwyad])
Literature review (500 words)
Linguistic Analysis (500 words)
Discourse Analysis (500 words)
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird in Präsenz abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise Austin, John L.(1971). How to Do Things with Words. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Grice, Herbert Paul (1975).Logic and conversation. In: Peter Cole and Jerry L. Morgan (eds.), Syntax and Semantics, 41-58. New York: Academic Press.
Horn, Laurence R. and Gregory Ward (eds.) (2004). The Handbook of Pragmatics. Oxford: Blackwell.
Levinson, Stephen C. (1983). Pragmatics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Mey, Jacob (2001). Pragmatics. An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell.
Searle, John R. (1969). Speech Acts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Van Dijk, Teun (2008). Discourse and Context. A Sociocognitive Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Verschueren, Jef (1999). Understanding Pragmatics. London: Arnold.
ECTS points 4

Course location / Course dates

(HS II) Monday: 10:00 - 11:30, weekly (13x)

Module assignments


The goal of this lecture course is to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of pragmatics, focusing in particular on pragmatics as a perspective, and applying and adapting the pragmatic perspective to the strategic use of language. We will discuss deixis, presupposition, speech act theory, Gricean pragmatics, Relevance Theory and implicature.

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The course is part of admission "Zeitgesteuerte Anmeldung: Key Topics in Pragmatics".
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