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BA Linguistics / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Pragmatics: Meaning, Context, and Interaction
|Unit level||Level 2|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Linguistics & English Language|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|French Language 1||FREN51011||Pre-Requisite||Recommended|
|Study of Meaning||LELA10332||Pre-Requisite||Recommended|
- The distribution of labor between the linguistic code and features of the context.
- The typology of contextually generated meanings.
- The specific principles that can be hypothesized to underlie different types of contextually generated meaning.
- The ways in which the structure of verbal interaction itself can create meanings.
- The ways in which pragmatics may drive meaning change.
Knowledge and understanding
- identify and analyze the empirical phenomena that are central to pragmatics, including recurrent patterns in verbal interaction;
- analyze new data representing language use in context applying appropriate methodologies, as well as a precisely defined metalinguistic and metadiscursive vocabulary;
- understand the main theoretical approaches to the different subfields of pragmatics, and the relations that obtain between those approaches;
- reflect critically on their own communicative practice and that of others.
- Analytical skills
- Argumentation skills
- Abstract thinking skills
- Data collection skills
- Data analysis skills
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Communication skills
- Team-working skills
- Time-management skills
- Enhanced intercultural awareness
- The course enhances skills related to data analysis and synthesis. It strengthens the students¿ understanding of linguistic meaning and of human interaction, and enhances intercultural awareness. It has particular benefits for students who wish to work in communication-related fields (including, but not limited to, teaching)
|Group seminar assignments||10%|
|Group lecture assignments||10%|
Formative or summative
Oral and written feedback on exam performance
Formative and summative
Written feedback on participation-related submissions and seminar assignments
Formative and summative
Oral feedback on in-class contributions, participations-related submissions and seminar assingments
|Formative and summative|
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Independent study hours|
|Maj-Britt Hansen||Unit coordinator|