AJ22082 Pragmatics

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2013
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).
prof. PhDr. Ludmila Urbanová, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Jeffrey Alan Vanderziel, B.A.
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 12:30–14:05 G32
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: 0/20, 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 provide information and application of pragmatic principles and their manifestation in spoken and written discourse. At the same time, the study of interactive meaning covers discourse markers and other means of expressing mutuality such as phatic communion and small talk. At the end of the course students should be able to: understand and explain basic pragmatic concepts such as implicature, cooperative principle, indirectness, politeness principle, speech acts, etc., and analyze both spoken and written texts, applying these concepts.
  • Pragmatics and Semantics
  • Implicature
  • Cooperative Principle
  • Indirectness
  • Theories of Politeness
  • Speech Acts
  • Conversaion Analysis
  • 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.
Assessment methods
Assessment: A test counting toward 45% of the grade, an essay counting toward 45% of the grade, participation in class discussion (10% of the grade). To get an A, a student has to score a minimum of 92%. To get a B, a student has to score a minimum of 84%. To get a C, a student has to score a minimum of 76%. To get a D, a student has to score a minimum of 68%. To get an E, a student has to score a minimum of 60%. A student who fails to score a minimum of 60% gets an F. Homework: pre-class and follow-up readings. Attendance: obligatory.
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 2015, Autumn 2017, Spring 2019.
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