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Advanced Topics in Pragmatics and Intercultural Communication - APPL711

This unit explores linguistic pragmatics, with a focus on intercultural communication. The 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 co-operative principle and implicature; relevance theory; cultural scripts; and metaphor. There is an emphasis on 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 learning and teaching and interpreting and translating are explored.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

2018 - Next offered in 2018

Staff Contact(s): Dr Jill Murray

Admission to MRes  Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LING904, APPL911
Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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