Universität Wien FIND

122221 SE Linguistics Seminar / BA Paper (2019S)

The Semantics-Pragmatics Interface

11.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 05.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 19.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 26.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 02.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 09.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 07.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 14.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 21.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 28.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 04.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Tuesday 18.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar addresses concepts, phenomena and analytical tools which straddle the borderline between semantics (the study of meaning), and pragmatics (the study of language in use). These include concepts like deixis, presupposition, implicature, and speech acts, all of which can be approached from a purely truth-functional point of view as semantic notions (i.e. in terms of their truth or falsity), or from the point of view of the language user, as pragmatic phenomena (i.e. in terms of their contextual appropriateness). Thus, we will explore the duality of linguistic reality and try to tease out the semantic and pragmatic aspects of particular notions, also socio-pragmatic in nature, like power, solidarity, directness, politeness, etc.

Assessment and permitted materials

-continous assessment
-oral presentation
-research paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The minimum requirements for passing the course are:Research paper (oral presentation, ca. 30 minutes; written version, ca. 20 pages).

Examination topics

Reading list

Course bibliography will be distributed at the beginning of the course and/or available online

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.3-222, BA06.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-2222

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