Politeness in Chinese Speaking Societies: Introduction to Chinese Pragmatics
Academic Noncredit

Pragmatics studies the ways in which context contributes to meaning. It encompasses speech act theory, conversational implicature, talk in interaction and other approaches to language behavior in philosophy, sociology, linguistics and anthropology. This course introduces students to speech acts (e.g. requests, refusals, apologies, invitations, offers, compliments) and conversational implicature in everyday (e.g. service encounters, daily routines) and professional settings (e.g. business, law, and political settings) in Mandarin Chinese. It discusses realization of Chinese speech acts and conversational implicature as related to Grice’s Cooperative Principle and Maxims of Conversation as well as the Chinese concept of politeness. The course is offered in English.

This noncredit class meets with a regular University of Utah credit course.

Online book and material fees may be added up until the first week of class. Students may opt out during the first two weeks of class. For more information, visit the Campus Store Inclusive Access Program's webpage. If you opt out, you will be responsible for obtaining the course materials yourself for the course.

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Class Sections For Politeness in Chinese Speaking Societies: Introduction to Chinese Pragmatics (CHIN 428)

Spring 2023 Section 1, Starting on: 01/09/2023

Date(s) Day Time Location
01/09/23 - 04/25/23 MW 1:25 pm -2:45 pm HPER NORTH 226
Tuition: $475.00      

Instructor: YUNWEN SU

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