AJ22082 Pragmatics

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus 3 credits for an exam). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Jana Pelclová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jana Chamonikolasová, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Mon 17:30–19:05 G22
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to introduce the basic pragmatic concepts and to provide students with the newest developments and findings in the pragmatic theories that interrelate with concepts of sociolinguistics, gender studies or non-verbal communication. Students will work with a number of spoken, written and electronic texts on which they will be encouraged to apply pragmatic concepts. At the end of the course, the students will be able to define and explain the basic pragmatic theories such as deixis, speech acts, pragmatic principles, implicature etc. and will be able to analyze any piece of texts in terms of these theories. Besides, they will also learn about the history of pragmatics and its relation with other linguistic disciplines.
  • Pragmatics as a linguistic discipline
  • Deixis
  • Speech acts theory
  • Theory of relevance
  • Cooperative Principle
  • Implicature
  • Theories of Politeness - Politeness principle, Politeness I and II,
  • Impoliteness principle,
  • Gender pragmatics
  • Pragmatics and non-verbal communication
  • Pragmatics and its overlap with other linguistic fields
  • ARCHER, Dawn, Karin AIJMER and Anne WICHMANN. Pragmatics : an advanced resource book for students. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 2012. xxiv, 325. ISBN 9780415497862. info
  • CUTTING, Joan. Pragmatics and discourse : a resource book for students. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2008. xv, 239. ISBN 9780415446686. info
  • MEY, Jacob L. Pragmatics :an introduction. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell, 2001. xiv, 392 s. ISBN 0-631-21131-4. info
  • YULE, George. Pragmatics. First published. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. xiv, 138. ISBN 0194372073. info
  • THOMAS, Jenny. Meaning in interaction : an introduction to pragmatics. Harlow: Longman, 1995. xii, 224. ISBN 0582291518. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion, reading, assignments.
Assessment methods
Assessment: Attendance and class participation - 20%; assignments - 20 %; final test - 60 %
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět si nemohou zapsat studenti Bc. studia AJ
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2019.
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