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SLAV 526 The Pragmatics of Slavic Languages

SLAV 526.  The Pragmatics of Slavic Languages.  3 Credits.   H   

This course introduces students to the study pragmatics: the relationship between utterances, the contexts in which these utterances were produced, and their reception and interpretation by the speakers. It investigates how grammatical choices on the sentence level (such as case, aspect, impersonalization, and more) affect and are influenced by the context in which utterances are produced, and how social variables such as gender, age, peer pressure, institutional power, and other factors are influential in production and interpretation of meaning. Other topics include extra-linguistic elements such as gesture and prosody, (im)politeness expressions, the pragmatics of narratives, and cross-cultural differences in contexts and reception of specific speech genres. Prerequisite: RUSS 508 or consent of instructor.

Minor in Slavic Languages and Literatures

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/slavic-languages-literature/minor/

...Honors SLAV 522 The Grammatical Categories of Russian: Linguistic Units, Functions and Meanings SLAV 526...

Bachelor of Arts in Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/slavic-languages-literature/ba/

...Honors SLAV 522 The Grammatical Categories of Russian: Linguistic Units, Functions and Meanings SLAV 526...