Course: Pragmatics

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Course title Pragmatics
Course code KAJ/PRG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Emmer Jaroslav, Mgr.
Course content
1 What is pragmatics, some basic notions in pragmatics 2 meaning, types of meaning 4-5 context, types of contexts, reference, deixis 6-7 pragmatic principles 8-9 speech acts 10-11 spoken language, structure of utterances 12 conversational analysis 13 the language of the media 14 the language of advertising

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
This course deals with the core issues in pragmatics. It covers concepts such as pragmatic principles, types of contexts, the theory of speech acts, structure of utterances, theories of politeness, social aspects of pragmatics (e.g. the language of the media, the language of advertising etc.). A number of authentic spoken and written texts will be analysed (face-to-face conversations, political interviews, newspaper articles etc.).
Knowledge of basic pragmatic principles, ability to analyse authentic spoken and written texts
Prerequisites
JAZZ or USJ or SYN2 MMinimum entry level of English: Upper - intermediate

Assessment methods and criteria
Test, Seminar work

All examinations and consultations are held in English. Active participation in the seminar Seminar paper (5-7 pages, written in English) Final test
Recommended literature
  • Grundy, P.:. Doing Pragmatics. London: Hodder Education. 2008.
  • Leech, G.:. Principles of Pragmatics. London: Longman. 1983.
  • Mey, J. L.:. Pragmatics: An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. 2001.
  • Thomas, J.:. Meaning in Interaction: An Introduction to Pragmatics. London: Longman. 1996.
  • Yule, G.:. Pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1996.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -