LINGUIST List 32.2734

Tue Aug 24 2021

Summer Schools: Pragmatics Through the Prism of FDG / Online

Editor for this issue: Sarah Robinson <>

Date: 24-Aug-2021
From: Associação Brasileira de Linguística <>
Subject: Pragmatics Through the Prism of FDG / Online
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Pragmatics Through the Prism of FDG

Host Institution:

Dates: 13-Sep-2021 - 27-Nov-2021
Location: Web, Internet, Brazil

Focus: Outcomes:
- Students will gain a broad understanding of pragmatics in the Anglophone tradition
- Students will obtain insight into FDG as a theory of the Discourse Act in context
- Students will develop knowledge of the interplay between explicit and implicit meanings and between what is said and what is meant
- Students will acquire familiarity with an actional approach to grammar and its role in accounting for the forms of utterances
- Students will become acquainted with the terminology of the two fields brought together in this course Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

Starting Sep 13 2021: Pragmatics Through the Prism of FDG
A free online (Zoom) course with Lachlan Mackenzie

The course, which will be given in English, aims to introduce participants to pragmatics in the Anglophone tradition (Austin, Grice, Searle, Leech, Levinson, Sperber & Wilson, etc.) and also to Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG) by approaching pragmatics through the prism of the Interpersonal Level of FDG.

The course will take the form of synchronous online lectures, with ample opportunity for questions and discussion. Students are encouraged to participate actively and critically and to offer cross-cultural observations.

For more information about the course, access our e-learning platform:

Tuition Explanation: Free

Registration: 24-Aug-2021 to 12-Sep-2021

Contact Person: Associação Brasileira de Linguística

Registration Instructions:
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