AJ52082 Pragmatics: Meaning in Context

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2022

The course is not taught in Autumn 2022

Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jana Pelclová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jana Pelclová, 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
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 introduce the basic pragmatic concepts and theories and to provide students with the newest developments and findings in the pragmatic theories that interrelate with concepts of e.g. sociolinguistics, gender studies or multimodal communication.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the students will be able: - to explain the differences and similarieties between pragmatics, semantics, syntax and discourse analysis - to define the basic pragmatic theories and concepts - to distinguish types of deixis, speech acts, and implicature - to define cooperative and politeness maxims - to recognize (im)politeness strategies - to analyze any piece of texts in terms of these theories
  • 1. Defining Pragmatics 2. Referential and informational pragmatics 3. Pragmatic markers 4. Cooperative principle 5. Speech acts 6. Politeness 7. Impoliteness 8. Pragmatics and gender 9. Pragmatics and mutlimodality 10. Pragmatics and stylistics
    required literature
  • 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
Practical seminars. Pre-class reading - students will be asked to self-study chapters and articles related to the topics assigned to a particular week. At the beginning of the class, we will sum up the given theories and concepts and then apply them on selected texts. Students will predominantly work in groups.
Assessment methods
Assessment: Attendance and class participation - 20%; assignment - 20 %; final test - 60 %
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět si nemohou zapsat studenti Bc. studia AJ
Teacher's information

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