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    The American University in Cairo
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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APLN 550/5322 - Language Pragmatics (3 cr.)



Prerequisites
 

Description
Definition of pragmatics. Relation of pragmatics to semantics, syntax and sociolinguistics. Speech act theory. Directness and indirectness. The Cooperative Principle, principles of politeness, Relevance Theory. Cross-linguistic/cultural application. Relevance to language teaching.



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