Lecture: Key Topics in Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis - Details
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Course name Lecture: Key Topics in Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis
Semester SS 2024
Current number of participants 116
maximum number of participants 250
Home institute Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft (Anglistik)
Courses type Lecture in category Teaching
Next date Monday, 27.05.2024 10:00 - 11:30, Room: (HS II)
Type/Form Aufbaumodul Bachelor Linguistics and Language in Use
Participants PO 23:
Lehramt Gymnasium (5 LP)
Lehramt Realschule (4 LP)
Bachelor Anglistik HF (9 LP) - mit Übung
Bachelor Anglistik NF (5 LP)

PO 12:
Bachelor Anglistik HF (4 LP)
Lehramt Gymnasium (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 organisation PO 23:
Vorlesung im Aufbaumodul Linguistic System and Usage/EAS 2210 (LA Gy 5 LP)
Vorlesung im Aufbaumodul Topics in Linguistics and Literary Studies/EAS-0500 (LA Rs 4 LP) MIT VL in Literatur!
Vorlesung im Vertiefungsmodul System, Variation and Usage/EAS-2735 (BA HF 9 LP) MIT Übung!
Vorlesung im Vertiefungsmodul System and Usage/EAS-2736 (BA NF 5 LP)

PO 12:
Vorlesung im Aufbaumodul Linguistics Backgrounds: Linguistics and Language in Use/EAS-2211 (LA Gy/BA HF 4 LP)

BA ANIS: Modul EAS-2188 (Vorlesung + Übung)
Prüfungsanmeldung über diese Vorlesung!
Performance record Portfolio (available 15 July 2024)
2 parts (deadline take-home exams (12 August 2024)
Literature review (750 words)
Data Analysis (750 words)
Please hand in a print-out and a digital version via plagscan
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.
Cummings, Louise. 2005. Pragmatics: A Multidisciplinary Perspective. Edinburgh: Edinburgh 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.
Huang, Yan. 2007. Pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Jaworski, Adam & Coupland, Nik (eds.).1999. The Discourse Reader. London: Routledge.
Levinson, Stephen C. 1983. Pragmatics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Mey, Jacob. 2001. Pragmatics. An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell.
Schiffrin, Deborah; Tannen, Deborah & Hamilton, Heidi (eds.). 2001. The Handbook of Discourse Analysis. 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.
Widdowson, Henry. 2004.Text, Context, and Pretext. Critical Issues in Discourse Analysis. Oxford: Blackwell.
ECTS points 4

Rooms and times

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

Module assignments


The goal of this lecture course is to provide (1) an introduction to the theory and practice of pragmatics, and (2) the theory and practice of discourse analysis. We will focus on pragmatics as a perspective and apply and adapt the pragmatic perspective to the strategic use of language in discourse. We will discuss deixis, presupposition, speech act theory, Gricean pragmatics, politeness theories, the structuring of discourse, cohesion and coherence, and discourse markers.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Beschränkte Teilnehmendenanzahl: Key Topics in Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • The enrolment is possible from 04.03.2024, 08:00 to 08.04.2024, 12:00.
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 10.04.2024 on 12:00. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.