LT3215 - Pragmatics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
LT3211 Semantics
Equivalent Course(s)
CTL3215 Pragmatics
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2021/22, Semester B 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Pragmatics  investigates the role of context in the interpretation of meaning. Pragmatics is a relatively young discipline in linguistics starting to develop in the 1970s. This course covers the topics of deixis, speech acts, conversational implicature, presupposition, conversational analysis, politeness theory, metapragmatics and cultural pragmatics. The student will apply theoretical insights to the design of empirical projects. The ability of launching, conducting and evaluating empirical investigations is crucial in pragmatic research.  


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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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