English and drama
Pragmatics and Intercultural Pragmatics
Module code: Q3160B
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework
You study linguistic pragmatics (the study of language in use) including:
- conversational implicature
- speech acts
- conversational structure
You also explore key current debates among pragmatic theorists, testing these ideas cross-culturally, and considering the implications for intercultural communication.
Module learning outcomes
- Define and explain major questions and concepts in pragmatics with respect to more than one theoretical approach.
- Implement their knowledge of pragmatics in the analysis of natural language data from a variety of cultures.
- Be familiar with and be able to assess different methods of collecting and analysing cross-cultural data.
- Identify and reflect upon sources of miscommunication and communicative success in intercultural interaction.