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122225 SE Linguistics Seminar / BA-Arbeit / MA historical & descriptive linguistics / MA applied linguistics (2012W)

Historical pragmatics

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

Early topics

1. The relation of pragmatics to other areas of linguistics (sociolinguistics, text linguistics, discourse analysis)
2. Diachronic pragmatics as the study of language use in the past - a paradox?
3. Major pragmatic concepts: deixis, speech acts
4. Major pragmatic concepts: presupposition, implicature

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 09.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 16.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 23.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 30.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 06.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 13.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 20.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 27.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 04.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 11.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 18.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 08.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 15.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 22.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07
Tuesday 29.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Besprechungsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O2-07

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The goal of the seminar is to introduce diachronic pragmatics, a relatively young discipline, which constitutes an interface between two areas of linguistic investigation: pragmatics and historical linguistics. First, the aims and methodological assumptions of the discipline will be presented with special emphasis on the main aim of historical pragmaticists, i.e. investigating documents in search of traces of oraliy. The students will work on individual projects geared at analysing historical data (literary texts, letters, ec.) within the framework of diachronic pragmatics in order to establish the degree of "pragmaticity" of the old sources.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment:
Class participation, oral presentation, final written essay.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Aims: The aim of the course is to grasp the interface between the methodologies employed in synchronic pragmatics and their applications to diachronic pragmatics.

Examination topics

Method:
Oral presentation of assigned topics followed by a discussion and a written version of the paper.

Reading list

A course reader will be provided.

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, ME 812;
Code/Modul: Diplom 222, 226/228, 236/238, 721-723, 821, UF 4.2.3-222, BA06.2, M04, M05
Lehrinhalt: 12-0334

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