COM_391_Fall_2007_Syllabus - COM 391 Fall Semester 2007...

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COM 391 Fall Semester 2007 Pragmatics Professor: Dr. Steven McCornack Office: Phone: 355-DIRT Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Weds 1-2, Thurs 1230-2. Grad Asst: Jayson Dibble Office: 456 CAS Phone: 355-7569 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Mon 3-430, Tues 1-230. Course Description This class involves an intensive study of pragmatics – how language is used by interactants in conversations to create particularized meanings within specific contexts. Topics that will be discussed include speech act theory, conversation analysis (ethnomethodology), feminist approaches to language, face and face maintenance, conversation implicature, honesty and deception, message production, and message design logics. Format This course will be conducted in a lecture format with special emphasis placed on class interaction and active participation. Each session will involve the detailed discussion of assigned readings plus additional supplemental lecture material. Requirements Students in this course will be required to: (1) Complete reading assignments prior to attending class (2) Complete three 50-item multiple-choice exams (3) Act in accordance with instructor policies regarding classroom courtesy Grading There will be 150 points possible in this class.
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course COM 391 taught by Professor Mccormack during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.

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COM_391_Fall_2007_Syllabus - COM 391 Fall Semester 2007...

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