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    Pragmatics

      Course title
      Pragmatics
      Instructor
      Pr. XiangMingyou
      Instructor’s profile
      Dr. XiangMingyou obtained his Ph.D degree in linguistics from Shanghai International Studies University in 1998. His research interests are pragmatics, functional linguistics, rhetoric and theoretical linguistics.
      Course goals
      This course aims to make students understand the main topics in pragmatics and the applications of the pragmatic theories.
      Topics
      Topics to be covered in this course include:
      1.What is Pragmatics ?
      2.Why is Pragmatics needed ?
      3.What is Pragmatics about?
      3.1 Elementary topics :
      deixis,
      presupposition,
      speech act,
      conversational implicature, conversation analysis
      3.2 Perspectives:
      pragmatics as a perspective,
      social perspective,
      cognitive perspective,
      psychological (experimental ) perspective,
      ethnographic perspective,
      game-theoretical perspective
      3.3 Interfaces:
      interface between pragmatics and semantics,
      interface between pragmatics and syntax,
      interface between pragmatics and lexicon,
      interface between pragmatics and rhetoric
      D. applications of pragmatics
      Assessment
      Examination plus course paper
      Reference books
      一. 国内引进版(外教社)
      1. Pragmatics/Levinson, S. C.
      2. Pragmatics/Peccei, J. S.
      3. Pragmatics/黄衍
      4. Pragmatics: An Introduction Second edition/Mey, J. L.
      5. Relevance: Communication and Cognition/Sperber, D. et al.
      6. Understanding Pragmatics /Verschueren, J.
      其它文献
      1. Doing pragmatics / Grundy,P.
      2. Principles of Pragmatics / Leech ,G
      3. How to Do Things with Words / Austin, J. L.
      4. Pragmatics : A Reader / Davis
      5. Politeness: Some Universals in Language Usage. / Brown and Levinson
      6. Meaning in Interaction: An Introduction to Pragmatics. / Thomas
      7. Speech Acts / Searle J
      8. Studies in the Way of Words. / Grice, H. P.
      9. Game Theory and Pragmatics / Benz, Jäger and Rooij
      10. Ethnopragmatics / Goddard
      11. Defining Pragmatics , Mira Ariel, Cambridge University Press
      12. Philosophical Perspectives for Pragmatics, by b Marina Sbisà, Jan-Ola Ostman and Jef Verschueren, John Benjamins B.V.
      13. Pragmatics and Natural Language Understanding, Georgia M. Green, Psychology Press
      14. Pragmatics: implicature, presupposition and logical form, Gerald Gazdar ,Academic Press,
      Working language
      English
      Notes
      for graduates in the spring semester