Courses: Structure of Russian II (RUSSB531001)

Spring 2009

Class Number: 1303
Structure of Russian II is the second half of a two-part seminar
sequence focusing on the structure of modern Russian from the point of
view of English base language adult foreign language acquisition.
This seminar introduces advanced undergraduate and graduate students
to principles of pragmatic theory and the practical application of
those theories to the assessment of Russian language data. The study
of pragmatics assesses speech as it is used in specific contexts to
achieve specific communicative goals, and examines the linguistic
means by which language users are able to understand each other based
on linguistic, social and cultural norms in language use. Particular
attention will be paid to theories addressing the means through which
language users are able to communicate successfully, including speech
act theory, politeness theory, and implicature.

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1303

Department

Russian (Web site)

Taught By

Shardakova,Maria A.

Location

Bryn Mawr, RCSEM

Meeting Times

T 7:00pm-9:00pm