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PRAGMÁTICA INGLESA

PRAGMÁTICA INGLESA

GRADO EN ESTUDIOS INGLESES

Curso 2021/2022

1. Datos de la asignatura

(Fecha última modificación: 01-07-21 11:03)
Código
102518
Plan
ECTS
4.50
Carácter
OBLIGATORIA
Curso
4
Periodicidad
Primer Semestre
Área
FILOLOGÍA INGLESA
Departamento
Filología Inglesa
Plataforma Virtual

Campus Virtual de la Universidad de Salamanca

Datos del profesorado

Profesor/Profesora
María Consuelo Montes Granado
Grupo/s
1 y 2
Departamento
Filología Inglesa
Área
Filología Inglesa
Centro
Fac. Filología
Despacho
1.9 (en el departamento de Filología Inglesa)
Horario de tutorías
Monday: 13:00-15:00; Thursday:13:00-15:00. Also via email.
URL Web
http://english.usal.es
E-mail
cmg@usal.es
Teléfono
1754

2. Sentido de la materia en el plan de estudios

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English Linguistics

Papel de la asignatura.

The aim is to provide students with knowledge of key concepts and conceptual frameworks of the subject and the ability to apply these concepts in one group project. 

Perfil profesional.

Professional profiles indicated in the academic guide. To be highlighted: teacher of English, linguistic advisor in bilingual sections (bilingual schools), researcher of Pragmatics issues.

3. Recomendaciones previas

Asignaturas que se recomienda haber cursado - Previous courses

Linguistics courses

 

Asignaturas que se recomienda cursar simultáneamente – Concomitant courses

Linguistics courses

4. Objetivo de la asignatura

The acquisition of conceptual knowledge pertaining to this complex field of study and the ability to apply it to deconstruct persuasive communication in publicity.

5. Contenidos

Teoría.

Brief description:

 

Set I: 

1.  Introduction to Pragmatics

2. Presupposition

3. Speech Act theory

4. Grice’s inferential model of communication

5. Politeness models

6. Relevance theory

 

Set II:

In the second part of the subject, a continuous assessment system will be implemented in this subject.

Firstly, students will take a multiple choice Test (only during the course, as part of the continuous assessment system)

Secondly, they will start the application of pragmatic conceptual frameworks to deconstruct persuasive communication in the genre of publicity.

The assessment system will end with the completion of a group Project to show their full understanding of the pragmatic concepts and models presented in class and their analytical and critical thinking skills.

6. Competencias a adquirir

Básicas / Generales.

CG1. Aprender aspectos de la comunicación

CG2. Capacidad de aprendizaje abstracta

CG3. Capacidad de lectura de textos de esta especialidad

CG4. Capacidad de análisis, de síntesis y de conexión de lecturas

CG5. Capacidad de reflexión metacomunicativa

CG6. Capacidad de expresión oral de ideas en inglés

CG7. Capacidad de argumentación escrita de ideas en inglés

CG8. Sentido crítico y analítico ante la comunicación

CG9. Capacidad de valorar el aprendizaje autónomo y el colaborativo

CG10. Capacidad de reflexión sobre el proceso de aprendizaje

CG11. Capacidad de optimización del tiempo y responsabilidad sobre la tareas asignadas

Basic competences

CB1. Ability to acquire and apply pragmatic knowledge

CB2. Ability to gather and interpret relevant data using conceptual frameworks

CG3. Ability to read critically and assess bibliography in this field of study.

CG4. Ability to relate knowledge acquired in this subject to other subjects and areas of study.

Específicas.

CE1. Ability to learn pragmatic conceptual frameworks

CE2. Ability to become acquainted with the metalanguage of Pragmatics

CE3. Ability to understand theories in this field of study

CE4. Ability to understand and synthesize chosen texts

CE5.  Ability to relate selected texts

CE6. Ability to pass a multiple choice test in this subject

CE7. Ability to engage in team work

CE8. Ability to apply pragmatic knowledge to deconstruct the genre of publicity

7. Metodologías

Introductory activities  (led by the teacher)

Introductory activities

Aiming to introduce the subject and to present the evaluation system in detail.

Theory sessions  (led by the teacher)

Class sessions devoted to presenting the theoretical part of the subject

 

Explanations and illustrations aiming at introducing the students to key concepts and relevant conceptual frameworks

 

 

 

Practical activities  (led by the teacher)

The ability to choose items in a multiple choice Test during the course, before engaging in their group assignment.

 

The ability to apply pragmatic knowledge in a final group project will be an essential dimensión in this course.

Methodology: a Continuous assessment system. Project-based learning and Team-based learning

As part of the continuous assessment system, before starting the group Project, students will take a multiple choice Test on the content introduced in class.

 

 

Group work will be compulsory and it will not be substituted by any other activity. The group will work like a team during the course and will analyse one advert in depth, showing critical thinking and analytical skills. The genre of publicity has been chosen as being illustrative of persuasive communication.

 

A final oral group presentation

 

Each team of students will present their final group Project to the class.

 

Autonomous student practice

Each group will engage in their project in class and also outside the class.

Students will read set chosen texts and write reflections on them. In the second part of the subject, they will engage in team work, to produce a thorough analysis of an advert, as a way to deconstruct publicity and appreciate the value of pragmatic concepts.

8. Previsión de Técnicas (Estrategias) Docentes

9. Recursos

Libros de consulta para el alumno.

It will be indicated on Studium

Otras referencias bibliográficas, electrónicas o cualquier otro tipo de recurso.

It will be indicated on Studium

10. Evaluación

Consideraciones generales.

A continuous assessment system will be implemented in this course, instead of a final evaluation. This requires compulsory attendance. Please take this into account. It also requires taking a multiple choice Test during the course as preparation to engage in the final group Project. Notice that this test is not a final exam, but a step in the continuous assessment system that will be implemented in this subject.

 

Politeness is expected of students. This means that mobile phones and laptops will not be allowed. An active and responsible attitude is demanded in class, in order to prepare required readings and engage in team work. One final group project will have to be completed and orally presented.

Criterios de evaluación.

In the continuous assessment system that will be implemented in this course:

 

  • Students will have to write some individual Reflections on set readings during the course.
  • Students will show their full understanding of the pragmatic conceptual frameworks presented in class in the multiple choice Test that they will take, once the content has been presented in class.
  • Students will show their full understanding of the pragmatic conceptual frameworks presented in class by engaging in a group Project that they will have to complete and present to the class at the end of the course. They will show their ability to apply pragmatic knowledge to deconstruct communication. They will also show their analytical skills as well as their critical thinking skills. 

Instrumentos de evaluación.

NOTICE: A continuous assessment system will be implemented in this course.

 

- 10% of the final grade: individual written Reflections on set readings (indicated on Studium)

 

- 30% of the final grade: A multiple choice Test during the course, as part of the continuous assessment system that will be implemented in this subject. Notice that this is not a final exam, but a step to facilitate the anayltical work in each group’s final Project.

 

- 60% of the final grade: A final group Project in which the pragmatic concepts presented in class will be applied to deconstruct the genre of publicity (as illustrative of persuasive communication). It will be orally presented to the class in English during the last weeks of the course. This is the most important part of the subject.

 

 

 

Evaluation system for those students who cannot attend classes and engage in the group Project:

 

- 10% of the final grade: Individual written Reflections on set readings (indicated on Studium).

 

- 90% of the final grade: an individual assignment/essay, where they will have to show the same analytical and critical thinking skills in the application of pragmatic knowledge to deconstruct communication (as required in the group Project).

This option is offered only for those students who are abroad and as a consequence, cannot attend classes.

 

           2nd ‘Convocatoria’

 

For those who attended classes and presented a group Project:

 

- 40% of the final grade: Reflections on set readings

 

- 60% of the final grade: a refined final group Project

 

For those who did not attend classes:

 

- 10% of the final grade: Individual written Reflections on set readings (indicated on Studium).

 

- 90% of the final grade: an individual assignment/essay, where they will have to show the same analytical and critical thinking skills in the application of pragmatic knowledge to deconstruct communication (as required in the group Project).

METODOLOGIAS DE EVALUACION – Evaluation methods

Metodología 

Tipo de prueba a emplear

calificación

 

 

__%

Reflections on set readings

 

10__%

Multiple Choice Test

 

30__%

Group Project

 

60__%

 

 

__%

 

Total

100%

Otros comentarios y segunda convocatoria

Observaciones (p.e. sobre exámenes especiales, adaptaciones, recuperación, etc.):

 

 Notice that there are more variations. Please read the previous section.

Recomendaciones para la evaluación.

Be aware that the philosophy of learning in this course is not based on memory, but on fostering analytical and critical thinking skills while engaging in team work.

Be aware that a continuous assessment system will be implemented in this course.

Only those students who are abroad and cannot attend classes will have the option of a Final evaluation.

Requirements: Attending classes regularly, completing a final group project and submit  the required reflections on set readings. Be attentive and active. 

Be aware of the final goal: to advance in analytical and critical thinking skills thanks to the ability to apply pragmatic conceptual frameworks in a final group assignment, in order to desconstruct the genre of publicity (as illustrative of persuasive communication). 

Recomendaciones para la recuperación.

Be aware that the philosophy of learning in this course is not based on memory or rote learning, but on fostering analytical and critical thinking skills while applying pragmatic concepts to understand communication in depth.

11. Organización docente semanal