Ennuciative & Prag Linguistics
In this course, students will be introduced to the analytical tools of enunciative and pragmatic linguistics. These tools will be useful in interpreting texts, whether literary, political, advertising, or journalistic in nature. The objective of the course is twofold: it necessarily demands a critical attitude and thinking on the part of students, guided by the professor, about the concepts and theories associated with these two linguistic approaches. The chief goal, though, is to apply and check these against a varied corpus, from the contextualized statement to the text fragment. More specifically, students will develop scientific rigour in their thinking about linguistics. By the end of the course, students should be able to answer the question: “What can I do, faced with any language-related item, using the tools at my disposition?” The content of the course will be organized into two main blocks: enunciative linguistics and pragmatic linguistics.
Text: Maingueneau, D.: L’énonciation en linguistique française, Hachette, 1999.