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Module code:PLIN0050 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Studies in Pragmatics Research
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Robyn Carston
Organiser's location:Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:Available only to students on the MA Linguistics with specialisation in Pragmatics. 
Module outline:The two-term syllabus consists of weekly reading and tutorial discussion of a key paper published in the field of pragmatics, including both classic papers, such as Grice's 'Meaning', 'Logic and Conversation', Sperber & Wilson's 'Relevance Theory', and a range of more recent research papers on current issues in pragmatics. By the middle of the second term, students are required to have delineated their own research topic, in discussion with the course tutor, on which they will give a short presentation at the end of the term and will develop a research-oriented essay.  
Module aims:- To read and discuss key papers in the field of pragmatics - To become conversant with the work of the leading figures in the field - To provide students specializing in pragmatics with a focused, dedicated, small-group forum for close textual analysis and open discussion - To provide students with a preliminary small-scale experience of doing a piece of research and presenting it to a group  
Module objectives:Intended learning outcomes: By the end of this module, students should have a comprehensive knowledge of the key figures and main shaping ideas in the field of pragmatics. They should have acquired an understanding of how to develop a research question, how to assess existing views on the question and how to make an original contribution to it. They should have acquired confidence in presenting and discussing pragmatic ideas in a small group setting.  
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Module timetable: 
Module assessment:

PG FHEQ Level 7

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Essay (4,000 words) 100.00%
Notes:15 credits (6 ECTS points) 
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Last updated:2018-08-08 15:12:01 by ucjuar1