EKIA2003 Pragmatics 1 (5 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Introduction to central topics of study in the field of pragmatics, including deixis, implicature, presupposition, speech acts, and politeness. Key theories and research methods in the field.

Completion methods

Self-study: written assignment.

Assessment details

Quality of written assignment
- understanding of topics in the field of study as reflected in accuracy and depth of discussion
- ability to explain concepts and approaches in a clear and coherent way using illustrative examples
- ability to analyse given samples of linguistic data
- ability to write grammatically correct and stylistically appropriate text

Learning outcomes

After completing this self-study unit, the student will be able to
- show an understanding of the most important topics of study in pragmatics
- explain key concepts used to describe these topics
- critically discuss central theories and approaches in the field
- apply theoretical knowledge to analysis of language in use

Description of prerequisites

EKIP2001 (or EKIP203) Introduction to language study.

Study materials

Instructions for the assignment are provided in Moodle.


  • Archer, D. Aijmer, K. Wichmann, A. (2012). Pragmatics: an advanced resource book for students. New York: Routledge.; ISBN 978-0-415-49787-9
  • Birner, Betty (2013). Introduction to Pragmatics. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.; ISBN 978-1-4051-7583-8

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item