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Pragmatics - ON2301002
Title: Pragmatika
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 1
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: doc. PhDr. Renata Pípalová, CSc.
Pre-requisite : ON2301001
Is pre-requisite for: ON2301014, ON2301009, OSOZ3BB, OSOZ3A, OSOZ3B, OSOZ3AA
Annotation -
This course follows the course Text Linguistics and Stylistics and aims at a more comprehensive, synthesizing view. The thematic core is formed by some of the key aspects of pragmatic analysis, including conversation and discourse analysis. Considerable attention is paid to issues in the communicative framework. In addition to theoretical mastery of the phenomena, the course offers an opportunity to explore their use in authentic samples. Naturally, the recommended sources come chiefly from the English-speaking world, but in view of the students´ future teaching careers, these are enriched by studies of domestic origin. In relevant topics emphasis is put on a contrastive approach. The seminar project represents a pragmatic analysis of a selected textbook.
Last update: Pípalová Renata, doc. PhDr., CSc. (23.02.2017)
Literature -


YULE, G. Pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. 978-0194372077.

HIRSCHOVÁ, M. Pragmatika v češtině. Olomouc: UP, 2006. ISBN 978-80-246-2233-0.

MACHOVÁ, S., ŠVEHLOVÁ, M. Sémantika & pragmatická lingvistika. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, PEDF. 2001. ISBN 80-7290-061-7.

WIDDOWSON, H.G. Discourse analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2007. ISBN 978 O 19 4389211

WOOFITT, R. Conversation Analysis and Discourse Analysis. London: Sage. 2005. ISBN 0-7619-7426-1. TSUI, A. English Conversation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994. ISBN 0194371433.



BROWN, P., LEVINSON, S. Politeness. Some Universals of Language Usage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press , 1987. ISBN 978-0521313551

LEECH, G. Principles of Pragmatics. London: Longman, 1983. ISBN 0-582-55110-2.

LEVINSON, S. Pragmatics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983. ISBN 978-0521294140. HUTCHBY, I. a R. WOOFIT. Conversation Analysis. 2nd ed. Polity Press, 2008. 978-07456-3866-9.

GEE, J. P. An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method. 3rd ed. Routledge. 2011. ISBN 0-415-58570-8

GEE, J. P. How to do Discourse Analysis: a Toolkit. London: Routledge, 2010. ISBN 0-415-57208-8.

MEY, J.L. Pragmatics: An Introduction. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 0.631-21132-2.

PALTRIDGE, B. Discourse Analysis: An Introduction. 2nd ed. London: Blomsbury Academic, 2012. ISBN 978-1441167620.

WOOD, L. A., KROGER, R. O. Doing Discourse Analysis (Methods for Studying Action in Talk and Text). London and New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2000, ISBN 0-8039-7351-9.

HOFFMANNOVÁ, J.Stylistika a…, Trizonia 1997. ISBN 80-85573-67-9.

JAWORSKI, A. a N. COUPLAND. The Discourse Reader, 2nd ed. London and New York: Routledge. 2006. ISBN 978-0415346320. 

Last update: Pípalová Renata, doc. PhDr., CSc. (19.05.2019)
Syllabus -

 Introduction. Basic terminology. Features and characteristics of spoken discourse

2.      Approaches to Conversation

3.      Pragmatic (and Semantic) Presuppositions

4.      Speech Acts

5.      Pragmatic Principles: Cooperative Principle

6.      Pragmatic Principles: Politeness Principle; Approaches to Politeness

7.      Other Pragmatic Principles. Deixis

8.      Review

Last update: Pípalová Renata, doc. PhDr., CSc. (20.05.2019)
Course completion requirements -

CREDITS will be given  to students for a) their active participation in seminars (based on regular completion of various tasks, including the pre-reading assignments); two missed classes per semester are allowed                     b) submitting a hard copy of an adequate seminar paper (the particular instruction being provided during the first seminar) by the stipulated deadline, meeting all the length, formal and factual (i.e., content) standards. Not satisfying the conditions a) active participation and b) submitting an adequate seminar paper by the stipulated deadline deprives the student of a chance to take the exam and get the credits for the subject in the same semester. Students whose participation in seminars was active, but the seminar paper is found to be unaceptable owing to poor content or fomulation quality will be allowed to re-submit once,  still  within the same exam period, based on the analysis of a different authentic sample. The student may take the theoretical test after their seminar paper has been found acceptable. Note. Since seminar papers are included in the overall assessment as one of the three constituents of the exam, they may represent solely the work of individual students. Hence no plagiarism and collaborative features in their accomplishment will be tolerated.

SEMINAR PAPER is composed of three parts. The practical part (between 42-45 lines of a standard  A4 page, font 12), is established on an authentic sample which is to be analysed in view of all the topics covered in the Pragmatics course. In the theoretical part (between 12-15 lines of a standard A4 page, font 12), the student carries out a short review of an independently selected pragmatic secondary source (e.g., a research article published in a renowned journal). The second sheet of the seminar paper features a teaching activity relating to the theoretical part of the seminar paper. It may be designed by the student themselves or copied from a practical textbook of English. The student should discuss the activity in 8-10lines, font 12. The seminar paper is submitted by the deadline in hard copy as well as electronically. The seminar paper is designed for 20pts altogether, the assessment taking the proficiency level into account.

EXAM is in fact composed of three parts. The first part, verifying practical and analytical skills, is constituted by the seminar paper (max. 20pts). The second written part features a theoretical test and assesses the theoretical knowledge gained in both, the Pragmatics course and in its prerequisite, viz. the Text linguistics and Stylistics course (20pts). The third part is constituted by an oral exam (max 20pts). It may be either theoretical or practical, depending on whether the student´s  performance was weaker in the theoretical test or in the seminar paper.  The practical oral exam features a comprehensive analysis of a short sample in terms of text linguistic, stylistic and pragmatic features. The theoretical oral exam represents a comprehensive account of a theoretical issue in terms of text linguistic, stylistic and pragmatic considerations. The grade is established on the assessment in all three parts of the exam.  To pass the exam successfully, the student needs to achieve a minimum of 40pts altogether. However, the results in individual parts should not fall below 10pts. (If necessary, performance in seminars may also be taken account of). While the seminar paper may be re-submitted once, the written test and the oral exam may be taken three times in all (students are allowed to re-sit the theoretical part twice). Note: Students may only sit  the theoretical test after their seminar paper has been accepted. Oral examination is taken by students who have succeeded in the theoretical test (i.e.,achieved at least 10pts). The students whose performance in the seminar paper and in the theoretical test was excellent (at least 35 pts in total) get automatically A grade without having to sit the oral examination.

Last update: Pípalová Renata, doc. PhDr., CSc. (19.05.2019)
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