Faculties and centres
Study of human communication and the use of language from a pragmatic point of view, that is, taking into account the role of context in the production and interpretation of language, and with a special emphasis on the English language, although other forms of visual and multimodal communication will also be analysed, especially Internet-mediated communication (chat rooms, Facebook, Twitter, web pages, etc.).
1. To analyse the different aspects of human communication from a pragmatic point of view and identify them in real situations.
2. To delimit the specific aspects of interaction within the scope of the student’s speech community and differentiate them from the pragmatic qualities of communication in other cultures.
3. To develop a personal research work on some aspect of pragmatics.
4. To distinguish pragmatics from other linguistic paradigms.
5. To understand the communicative implications of the pragmatic aspects of language.
6. To work in groups to draw personal conclusions from a task.
7. To handle the recommended bibliography and distinguish it from personal opinions regarding a pragmatic aspect of communication.
8. To unify all the pragmatic aspects in a global model of human communication.
9. To use the different bibliographic resources to complete the knowledge acquired in class on pragmatics.
10. To understand the implications of pragmatics to produce and understand sentences in the English language.
Specific objectives provided by the teachers:
To know about the different theories that, one way or another, have addressed the study of language taking into account the role or influence of context.