Communication Strategies

Prof. Dr Maria Georgieva
Lectures: 30
ECTS credits: 3

The aim of the course is to introduce students to a range of communication strategies known to play a key role in intercultural communication. The course builds on research evidence drawn on Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Theories of Language learning and Use and provides a deeper insight into the comprehension and production processes relevant to the context of foreign language communication. Students are introduced to a broad range of strategies – interaction, accommodation, compensation and social – and gain some hands-on experience in identifying, analyzing, applying and evaluating their communicative effect in real-life communication. For enhancement of their strategic competence, students are required to compile a small corpus of speech samples and analyze the speakers’ communication strategies. Assessment is based on students’ oral presentation of their corpus analyses. The course is conducted in English.

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