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This course examines the role of language in social, institutional, and cultural contexts, especially the pragmatic sources of language breakdowns and communicative mis-encounters by identifying and describing major factors in communicative events. You will explore of a range of case studies that illustrate different sources of miscommunication and learn various ways of analysing the relationship between language and culture. You will become familiar with a useful set of resources to apply in different professional and academic contexts.

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Offering Terms

Term 1



Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: Enrolment in a postgraduate Applied Linguistics, Education (TESOL), Interpreting, Translation, or Translation and Interpreting program

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