EKIS2002 Pragmatics 2 (5 cr)

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



Theories and topics in pragmatics

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Assessment details

-understanding of topics in the fields of study as reflected in accuracy and depth of discussion
- ability to explain concepts and perspectives in a clear and coherent way
- ability to critically discuss the topics covered in the literature
- ability to write grammatically correct and stylistically appropriate text

Learning outcomes

After studying these books, the students will have a deeper understanding of questions, theories and methods in Pragmatics. They will be able to review and critically discuss the concepts and approaches used to describe how language is used for meaning-making and for a variety of social functions in different contexts.

Additional information

Choose two of the books listed below.


  • Culpeper, J. (2011). Impoliteness. Using language to cause offense. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.; ISBN: 978-0-521-68977-9
  • Goatly, Andrew (2012): Meaning and humour. Cambridge: Cambridge University press; ISBN: 978-0-521-18106-8
  • Leech, G. (2014). The pragmatics of politeness. Oxford: Oxford University Press.; ISBN: 978-0-19-971224-3
  • Holmes, Janet (2006). Gendered talk at work. Oxford: Blackwell.; ISBN: 978-1-4051-1759-1

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