2015 - 2016

  Introduction to Pragmatics                                                                           
Prof. Mira ArielWebb - School of Languages103Tue1600-1800 Sem  1
University credit hours:  2.0

Course description
Introduction to Pragmatics

We survey classical pragmatic topics (e.g. speech acts, functional syntax), we intoduce the major pragmatic theories (Grice, neo-Grice and relevance theory), and we then apply these theories to the classical pragmatic topics in order to draw a clear-cut grammar/pragmatics division of labor. The result is quite surprising: Many grammatical phenomena end up being classified pragmatic, and vice versa for pragmatic phenomena.. We end with a discussion of universals within pragmatic phenomena.

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