基本素養 Basic Literacy

厚植人文素養及西洋文學文化涵養
To cultivate their spirit of humanity and increase their knowledge of western literatures and cultures.
獨立思考、思辨、反省與推己及人
To think independently, analyze critically, reflect and sympathy
發揮專業、擴展國際視野、跨界學習
To demonstrate their professionalism, broaden their international perspectives and interdisciplinary studies

核心能力 Competence

人文素養與社會關懷能力
Ability to provide social concern with a spirit of humanity
熟稔各種理論基礎、收集分析文獻資料的能力
Ability to collect and analyze literature data with various theoretical foundations
完成學術論文及批判性書寫的能力
Ability to work on academic papers and critical writing
深入閱讀並解析外國文學、語言、文化等作品與論文的能力
Ability to read and analyze works or academic papers on foreign literatures, languages and cultures
國際視野、跨領域研究及適應能力
Ability to conduct interdisciplinary studies from international perspectives
獨立思考、團隊合作、創意研究及分析、解決問題的能力
Abilities to think independently, to perform a teamwork, to conduct creative research and analysis, and to solve problems.

課程概述 Course Description

In this course, we will discuss the following topics: sense and reference, speech act theory, indirect language, cooperative principle and neo-griceanism, relevance theory, pragmatic studies of politeness and presupposition.
In this course, we will study the interaction between language and contexts, i.e. how contexts affect linguistic meaning. We focus on language use in contexts and the meanings of utterances for communication. Three groups of topics will be covered in this semester: Common topics in pragmatics, pragmatics and discourse, pragmatics and its interfaces. In this semester, it will cover the following subtopics: language and language use (WK1-3), face theory & politeness (WK4-6), conversational implicature (WK7-9), speech act (WK10), and metaphor (WK15-17). In this course, we will study the interaction between language and contexts, i.e. how contexts affect linguistic meaning. We focus on language use in contexts and the meanings of utterances for communication. Three groups of topics will be covered in this semester: Common topics in pragmatics, pragmatics and discourse, pragmatics and its interfaces. In this semester, it will cover the following subtopics: language and language use (WK1-3), face theory & politeness (WK4-6), conversational implicature (WK7-9), speech act (WK10), and metaphor (WK15-17).

課程學習目標 Course Objectives

  • The first part of the semester will launch in central topics in Pragmatics by
  • taking the teaching material from Grundy (2020)
  • Then four issues in Pragmatics: Corpus Pragmatics, Cognitive pragmatics,
  • Intercultural pragmatics,
  • as well as pragmatics and society by reading papers taken from journals.
  • Each student will turn in a term paper at the end of the semester.
  • 課程進度 Progress Description

    進度說明 Progress Description
    1Introduction
    2Chap. 1 Using and understanding language
    3Chap. 2 Utterances and intentions
    4Chap. 2 Utterances and intentions
    5Chap. 3 Inference and utterances
    6Chap. 3 Inference and utterances
    7Chap. 4 Inference and lexical items
    8Chap. 6 Context and language
    9Mid term
    10Chap. 6 Context and language
    11Chap. 7 Being polite
    12Chap. 7 Being polite
    13Corpus Pragmatics
    14Students’ presentation
    15Cognitive Pragmatics
    16Intercultural Pragmatics
    17Pragmatics and society
    18Term paper due
     以上每週進度教師可依上課情況做適度調整。The schedule may be subject to change.

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