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Pragmatics and Intercultural Communication - APPL911

This unit equips participants with the tools for analysis of how meaning is constructed in context through spoken and written language. The content includes speech act theory; politeness and face; the cooperative principle and implicature; relevance theory; cultural scripts; and metaphor. There is an emphasis on analysing how communication operates in different cultural contexts, and on accessing and interpreting current research. Communication in social and institutional contexts, language in the media, and practical implications for language learning and translating/interpreting are explored.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

2018 - Next offered in 2018

Staff Contact(s): Dr Jill Murray

Admission to MAppLing or PGDipAppLing or MAppLingTESOL or MTransInter or MAdvTransInterStud or MTransInterMAppLingTESOL or MIntPubDip Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LING904
Unit Designation(s):

Applied Linguistics


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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