Advanced Seminar Linguistics (Pragmatics and Discourse)

Hauptseminar, SWS: 2, lecture number: 41172


Donnerstag, 10-12; 0.35 S46, RW II


Eric Anchimbe

Pragmatics studies language use in context and speakers’ intentions when they make use of language. This course focuses on various pragmatic phenomena and applies these to discourses produced in particular contexts. The aim is to give participants first hand access to theory and practice in this subfield of linguistics. Besides basic pragmatic aspects like speech acts, deixis, implicatures, politeness, face, and discourse markers, attention will also be paid to conversational analysis and the analysis of pragmatic phenomena in other types of discourse.