This unit is delivered in blended mode. This means that both internal and external students are expected to work through the online materials. For the internal students, it will be clearly indicated on the ilearn site which tasks and readings should be completed before the face to face session, which after. Most of the activities are compulsory, but a small number are optional.These include some advanced tasks.
There is no set textbook for this unit but the following resources texts are useful.
Archer, D., Aijmer, K., & Wichmann, A. (2012). Pragmatics: An advanced resource book for students. London & New York: Routledge. ISBN:978-0415497879
Archer. D. and Grundy, P. (Eds) (2011). The pragmatics reader. London and NY: Routledge
Bowes, H. & Martin, K. (2007). Communication across cultures: Mutual understanding in a global world. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Culpeper, J., and Haugh, M. (2014). Pragmatics and the English language. UK/US: Palgrave McMillan
Hua, Z., (Ed) (2011) The language and intercultural communication reader. London and NY: Routledge
Reading material for this course consists of book chapters and some journal articles available through the library's course management system Leganto and other journal articles can be accessed directly through the library catalogue. Weekly reading lists will be available on the i-learn site, which you can access from the first day of the course. Reading guides and questions are provided for the key readings.
The ilearn site has a range of resources, including course notes, tasks, online discussions, etc.