A good knowledge of the basic notions of general and diachronic linguistics are required
The aims of the course is the following: to make the studentes develop and work out the correct methdology as to analyze the interplay between language and action in various textual genres in still spoken or died out languages.
The content of the course will focus on the way politeness/impoliteness have been expressed throughout the last centuries in various European languages
Journal of Historical Pragmatics 12:1-2 (2011), 255–282
Lectures and workshops: students are required to write a paper on the different topics discussed.