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    The American University in Cairo
  Dec 18, 2017
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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APLN 550/5322 - Language Pragmatics (3 cr.)


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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