Seminar: Pragmatics - Details
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General information

Semester WS 2021/22
Current number of participants 31
maximum number of participants 35
Home institute Englische Sprachwissenschaft
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Thu , 21.10.2021 12:15 - 13:45, Room: (D, 1087)
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird online/digital abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch

Course location / Course dates

(D, 1087) Thursday: 12:15 - 13:45, weekly (15x)

Module assignments


Pragmatics is a field of linguistics that looks at language in context (non-literal and figurative language, what is not directly said but implied, how we can be ambiguous with language, how meaning depends on context, etc.). On this course, we will thus cover a range of pragmatic phenomena that are all context-dependent, including speech acts, politeness, implicatures, metaphor, metonymy, and ambiguity (polysemy and homonymy). For each pragmatic phenomenon, we will take a look through a theoretical and an empirical lens, by examining both theoretical approaches and empirical work that has been carried out to investigate it. The latter will also give us the opportunity to look into methodological approaches in pragmatics and linguistics.
The course will be held online via Zoom.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ESW/ASW: Aufbaumodul BA/LA: S".
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    The seats in these courses will be assigned at 13.10.2021, 18:00. Addional seats may be added to a wait list.
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