Lecture: Introduction to Pragmatics: English in Use (Intro)

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Humanities
    Domain English
    Code UE-L06.01202
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master, Bachelor
    Semester SP-2022

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Wednesday 13:15 - 15:00, Hebdomadaire (Spring semester)

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    Teachers
    Description

    In this introductory course for 1st-year students, we will look at how meaning is constructed in English.  Conveying meaning is arguably the most important function of language, yet it is in many ways quite mysterious. In this course, students will become acquainted with the theories and tools that will allow them to analyse the construction of meaning. This will include phenomena such as indirect speech acts (Can you pass the dumplings please?), politeness (why is it that adding a word like please changes the meaning of a sentence?), or deixis (how come that the same words, I and you, can be used interchangeably by two interlocutors?). In the second half of the course, we will look into the complex mechanisms which allow us to pack more meaning into a sentence than the one conveyed by the words. This will include an analysis of fascinating uses of language such as irony, and metaphors.

    Training objectives
    • Knowledge of the main concepts and theoretical models
    • Knowledge of the current debates
    • Ability to understand critically stateof-the-art papers in pragmatics
    • Ability to illustrate a theoretical discussion with appropriate examples
    Softskills
    Yes
    Off field
    Yes
    BeNeFri
    No
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No

    Documents

    Bibliography

    A bibliography and a list of assigned readings will be made available in the first week of the semester. Yule (1996, OUP) is a short very basic introduction to the field.

  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    23.02.2022 13:15 - 15:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3100C
    02.03.2022 13:15 - 15:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3100C
    09.03.2022 13:15 - 15:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3100C
    16.03.2022 13:15 - 15:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3100C
    23.03.2022 13:15 - 15:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3100C
    30.03.2022 13:15 - 15:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3100C
    06.04.2022 13:15 - 15:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3100C
    13.04.2022 13:15 - 15:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3100C
    27.04.2022 13:15 - 15:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3100C
    04.05.2022 13:15 - 15:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3100C
    11.05.2022 13:15 - 15:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3100C
    18.05.2022 13:15 - 15:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3100C
    25.05.2022 13:15 - 15:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3100C
    01.06.2022 13:15 - 15:00 Cours MIS 03, Room 3100C
  • Assessments methods

    Examen - SP-2022, Session d'été 2022

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Examen - SP-2022, Autumn Session 2022

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Examen - SA-2022, Session d'hiver 2023

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure

    Examen - SP-2023, Session d'été 2023

    Assessments methods By rating, By success/failure
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