Purpose of the Study:
The Students are intended to know the definition, nature, history of Pragmatics and able to make pragmatic analysis on linguistic phenomenon..
Topics of Discussion
The scope of Pragmatics: What is pragmatics Why do we need to study pragmatics? The difference between semantics and pragmatics.
Sentence meaning vs utterance meaning
Speech Act theory
Austin theory of locution, illocution and perlocution
Convensational vs conversational implicature
Presupposition and entailments
Levinson’s principle of politeness and interaction
The Gricean maxims
Pragmatics analysis on mass media
Suggested Reading :
Mey, Jacob L. 1993. Introduction to Pragmatics. Oxford. Blackwell Publishers.
Leech, Geoffrey. 1983. Principle of Pragmatics. Essex. England. Longman Group Ltd.
Yule, George. 1996. Pragmatics. Oxford. Oxford University Press.