107年第2學期-0175 文討:語用學概論 課程資訊

課程分享

選課分析

本課程名額為 20人,已有17人選讀,尚餘名額3人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Class attendance/focus/attitude 20
Group discussion and presentation 25
Midterm exam 25
DCT project report 30

授課教師

劉美惠

教育目標

On completing this course students will 1.understand major pragmatics theories/models related to language communication and interpretation; 2.foster pragmatic competence in designing and analyzing Discourse Completion Tasks; and 3.gain critical insight into both theoretical aspects and practical applications of meaning construction in communication.This course explores pragmatics issues in terms of 1) How do people communicate more than what the words or phrases of their utterances might mean by themselves, and how do people make these interpretations? 2) Why do people choose to say and/or interpret something in one way rather than another? 3) How do people’s perceptions of contextual factors influence the process of producing and interpreting language?

課程概述

This course offers an introduction to the field of pragmatics— the study of “linguistic acts and the contexts in which they are performed” (Stalnaker, 1972, p. 383). Pragmatics mainly explores “the interrelationship between language form, (communicated) messages and language users” (Schmitt, 2010, p. 70). Students in this course will expand their knowledge about how language meaning is communicated by a speaker (or writer) and interpreted by a listener (or reader) in various contexts. They will have a chance to collect and analyze discourse data related to pragmatics theories from their reading and daily conversation. They will be further introduced to the techniques of designing Discourse Completion Tasks (DCTs) and analyzing the related speech acts such as making a request, apology, or declaration.

課程資訊

參考書目

I. Required Textbook:
Yule, G. (2008). Pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


II. Supplementary Reading Materials:
1) Overview of pragmatics
Spencer-Oatey, H., & Zegarac, V. (2010). Pragmatics. In N. Schmitt (Ed.), An introduction to
applied linguistics (2nd edition, Chapter 5, pp. 70-88). London: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.

Chapman, S. (2011). Pragmatics. New York: Macmillan.

2) Activities of speech acts
Tatsuki, D. H, & Houck, N. R. (Eds.). (2010). Pragmatics: Teaching speech acts. Crofton, Maryland: Capitol Communication Systems, Inc.