SYLLABUS OF PRAGMATICS


Subject
PRAGMATICS
Credit
2 SKS
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
1
The scope of Pragmatics: What is pragmatics Why do we need to study pragmatics? The difference between semantics and pragmatics.
2
Sentence meaning vs utterance meaning
3
Deictic words
4
Speech Act theory
5
Austin theory of locution, illocution and perlocution
6
Convensational vs conversational implicature
7
Presupposition and entailments
8
Levinson’s principle of politeness and interaction
9
The Gricean maxims
10
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.
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