Pragmatics explores interactions of meaning and context in discourse. This unit of study introduces students to some important topics in pragmatics research: reference and speech acts, non-literal language, the role of inference and reasoning in discourse, politeness, conversation, and the ethnography of speaking.
1x2hr seminar/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x 3000wd Essay (50%), 1x 750wd Exercise (25%), 1x 750wd Exercise (25%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in Linguistics