2023-2024 / LROM0173-1

Practical issues


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS) (Digital media education)5 crédits 
 Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : French as a foreign language (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in linguistics (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in modern languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Jean-Marc Defays

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

We will begin by defining the specificity and the field of pragmatics in relation to linguistics and its related areas of study and research.

We will take a look, in succession, at different types of pragmatics, whether this is in the framework of the philosophy of language, cognitive linguistics, or the linguistics of enunciation.

Finally we shall propose pathways for reflection upon the resources offered by pragmatics in order to analyse various situations of communication.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Introduce the participants to the principles and to the debates of the pragmatics, and give them an opportunity to understand its issues and to put them into discussion.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Some knowledge in linguistics.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Throughout the presentation of the theory, the students are expected to participate actively in the discussions provoked and the practical exercises and case studies that are put to them.
After presenting the theory, the course is organized as a seminar to which each of the participants contributes according to his/her speciality, readings and/or an individual work he/she will present or draft.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

This course is an "oral" course, which involves:

- the interactions between the teacher and the students, and between the students during the course, go beyond memorizing syllabus and reading books for final evaluation;

- the active presence in the course in order to benefit from and participate in these exchanges is therefore essential ;

- that the professor will develop the course based on student reactions or any other circumstances that he will consider significant during the course, so that the details of the final evaluation cannot be determined at the beginning.

Except in exceptional cases duly examined, there is no provision for an alternative programme or exemption from this course.


Second squadrimester, Tuesday, from 08:00 am to 10:00 am, from February 6th 2024, room A4/S100

Recommended or required readings

Various bibliographic documents and references are communicated to the participants throughout the course.

Oral and/or written exam, and/or individual work, according to the participants' projects.
Session : in June

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Prof. Jean-Marc DEFAYS Institut Supérieur des Langues Vivantes Université de Liège (L3) Rue de Pitteurs, 18 B-4020 Liège Email : jmdefays@uliege.be Tél. : 04 366 55 20 Fax : 04 366 58 55
Contact : Sylvie ROMANCIDE Email : sromancide@uliege.be Tél. : 04 366 55 17

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