Universität Wien FIND

122056 PS PS Linguistics (2021S)


5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch



Vorläufig online
Freitag 10:15-11:45
Beginn: 19.03.2021


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The linguistic field of pragmatics investigates how language is used in social context and “how more gets communicated than is said” (Yule 1996: 3). Taking the study of pragmatics as an example, this course provides students with insights into one area of linguistics research and prepares them for their first small-scale research project.

In this course, students will become familiar with key-concepts and theories in pragmatics (e.g. Speech Acts, Politeness, Cooperative Principle) and develop necessary skills to conduct linguistic research.

Some of the questions we will address in the course of this term are:
- What do people actually mean by what they say in a specific context?
- How is meaning inferred by the addressee?
- What types of data can be used for empirical research in pragmatics?

In addition to exploring these questions, participants will also learn how to find relevant literature on a specific research topic/question, critically analyze and reflect on existing research in the field and gain first experience in planning, conducting and writing up a small-scale linguistic research project.

This course combines lecturer input, sample analyses of relevant material, assignments, group work, discussions, and student presentations.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Student assessment is based on active participation in class, online assignments, regular readings, an oral poster presentation and the PS paper.

For the paper each students will choose one aspect related to pragmatics, explore it in more detail and conduct a study. Further information will be provided in class.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Regular attendance of f2f and BBB classes (max. 2 absences)
Part 1: Class participation, readings, smaller (online) assignments, discussions (f2f, online) etc. 10%
Part 2: Poster presentation in class: 25%
Part 3: Study proposal and paper proposal: 20%
Part 4: PS paper (3,500 words +/-10%): 45%
All parts (1, 2, 3 and 4) must be completed and at least three out of four parts must be positive. The overall pass mark is 60%.

Grading scale: 1 (sehr gut) 100-90%; 2 (gut) 89-80%; 3 (befriedigend), 79-70%; 4 (genügend) 69-60%; 5 (nicht genügend) 59-0%.


Course evaluation is based on
- active participation, discussions/online activities, regular readings
- online poster presentation
- on-time submission of PS paper and paper proposal
Please note that your paper will be checked with anti-plagiarism software (TurnItIn).


Readings will be made available on Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: BEd 046 / 407
Code/Modul: BEd 09.1
Lehrinhalt: 12-2045

Letzte Änderung: Fr 25.06.2021 16:29