First Cycle - Faculty of Arts and Sciences - German Language and Literature
Y : Year of Study S : Semester
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Y S ECTS
ALM213 Pragmatics I Compulsory 2 3 4
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to describe the research areas of pragmatics and its methods.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. HAKAN ÇİL
Learning Outcomes
1 The students will know how to read between the lines.
2 The students will be able to explain the methods of speech action analysis.
3 The students will have information about successful communication models and theories.
4 The students will be familiar with differences between the abstract meaning of semantics and the concrete meaning of pragmatics.
5 The students will understand the differences between similar research branches (meaning) in pragmatics and semantics.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Course Contents
The norms, which governs the multilateral usage of language in everydays life. Models of effective communication applied to different functions of language use.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1 Definition of pragmatics.
2 Differences between semantics and pragmatics.
3 Research issues of pragmatics.
4 Classification of speech acts.
5 Speech acts I
6 Speech acts II
7 Indirect speech acts.
8 Midterm exam
9 Indirect speech acts II
10 Validity of the speech act norms.
11 Intended meanings.
12 Jürgen Habermas's universal pragmatics.
13 The relation between communication and meta-communication.
14 Searle and Austin's speech act analysis.
15 Gricean maxims I
16 Gricean maxims II
17 Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Different articles about the issue hand out by the professor.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
description method, face to face
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Exam1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Exam1100
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Theoretical 14 2 28
Pre Class Self Study 14 1 14
Post Class Self Study 14 2 28
Midterm Preparation 1 10 10
Final Preparation 1 10 10
Total 44 25 90
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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