Experimental Pragmatics

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LTR025M10
Vaknaam Experimental Pragmatics
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Experimental Pragmatics
Leerdoelen - Participants will acquire knowledge and skills for analysing verbal and non-verbal aspects of conversations.

- They will develop a critical understanding of theoretical and methodological issues in experimental research on the pragmatics of interaction.

- They will train their ability to present their ideas and results clearly and convincingly in appropriate formats.
Omschrijving This course introduces students to the study of human interaction as collaborative joint action. We cover both everyday conversation and task-oriented dialogue, focusing on how the participants establish and maintain mutual understanding. We show how mediated interaction (instant messaging, virtual reality) can be used to conduct controlled experiments that manipulate in real-time what participants perceive.

In the first half of the course, students read and discuss conversation-analytic and experimental research reports and apply selected concepts and methods in class and in homework assignments.

In the second half, students use available experimental data to investigate a research question of their choice. They will present their results in class and in a short research paper.

Note: The first half of this course can be taken for 5 ECTS tutorial credit. To register for this option please contact the instructors.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm schriftelijke opdracht(en)
(written assingments and class participation)
Vaksoort master
Docent(en) G.J. Mills, PhD. ,prof. dr. G. Redeker
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Opmerkingen Dit onderdeel maakt deel uit van de Erasmus Mundus Master "Language and Communication Technologies".
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
ReMa Taalwetenschappen / Linguistics  (ReMa Language and Communication Technologies (LCT); Erasmus Mundus) 1 semester II keuzegroep