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PRAGMATICS
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectLinguistics
Number & Suffix: 110
Full UC Title: PRAGMATICS 
Transcript Title: PRAGMATICS 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Put crudely, pragmatics is the study of meaning of linguistic expressions in context (linguistic and otherwise). Speakers of any language need to grasp different kinds of meaning other than the so-called “literal” one (i.e. propositional meaning) in order to express what they wish to convey. This is necessary also in order to clearly understand what other people have said or written. Most of the time, people perform this task without much effort, but explicating how it is done is no simple task. This course explores how meaning interacts with structure. Issues to be discussed include meanings of the predicate (including thematic roles), functions of nominal expressions (including deixis), politeness, and viewpoint. The special focus will be on expressive meanings. Some of these issues are universally found whilst others are salient only in certain languages. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: CONTEXT AND LANGUAGE: PRAGMATICS 
Partner University Department: SILS - Linguistics 
Partner University Course Number: LNGT385L