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This subject provides an overview of research in second language pragmatics. It covers research methods in second language pragmatics, learners’ developmental pathways, effects of individual learner differences and learning contexts on pragmatics learning, teaching and assessment of second language pragmatics, and pragmatics in the age of globalization.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have a broad understanding of the scope and core concepts in second language pragmatics;
- be aware of the major research methods and paradigms that inform pragmatics research;
- be able to critically appraise studies of second language pragmatics learning;
- be able to undertake small-scale research of a pragmatic phenomenon with language learners.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed research skills;
- have developed critical thinking and analytic skills;
- be able to communicate ideas through writing.
Last updated: 18 December 2020