Communication is an Iceberg. The hidden part is a mystery. Yet it is fundamental for our ability to interat. How can we get to understand and manage  it? 

  • Aims and content
    • LEARNING OUTCOMES
      With the help of video in Aulaweb the course will help students to master implicit aspects of communication (in everyday discourse, in politics and advertisement). Students will study some of the main principles and theories of communication in philosophy of language and pragmatics (including Austin, Grice, Stalnaker) , with applications and class work on periodicals and videos.
      AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

      The aim is to let student to become aware of the mutiple and hidden mechanisms that let unexpressed meanings and ideas pass through any communication.

      Learn how to recognise fake news as fake an develop the ability to avoid to be convinced by misleading communication

      SYLLABUS/CONTENT

      FIrst part: (Frege, Russell, Stalnaker)

      sharing a common ground: presuppositions, stereotypes, common knowledge

      Second part (Grice)

      individuating the implicit: conventional and conversational implicatures; application to political communication and danger of social networks

      Third part (Austin)

      speech acts: lying and misleading. 

      A part on fallacies and their application will be treated, depending on the reaction of the students, either at the beginning of at the end of the lessons.

      RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

      Filippo Domaneschi, Manuale di Pragmatica

      Paul Grice, Logic and Conversation 

       

      URL Aula web
      THEORIES OF COMMUNICATION
      https://2018.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=613
  • Who
    • Teacher(s)
    • Carlo Penco
      tel. (+39) 010 2095785,interno 55785
      penco@unige.it
    • Exam Board
      72702 - TEORIE DELLA COMUNICAZIONE
      Filippo Domaneschi
      Marcello Frixione
      Valeria Ottonelli
      Carlo Penco (President)
      Massimiliano Vignolo
  • How
    • TEACHING METHODS

      Lectures wil be interactive: part of the lesso will be a presentation of some ideas and exaples on which the class will be requested to judge.

      Questions are not only welcome, but requested. Students should bring the results of their knoweldge and information to help the class to improve in understanding different kinds of implicit knowledge.

      EXAM DESCRIPTION

      The exam will be basically a viva voce exam at the end of the course. But there may be an intermediate written examination (oprtional) and at least a short paper  (mandatory)

      ASSESSMENT METHODS

      The evaluation of the optional written examination may help to present less material at the viva voce examination - that might be bevoted more to the discussion of the mandatory paper.

      Part of the assessment will be given also by the capacity to interact in the classroom. Possibily also presentations by the students will be taken into account. 

  • Where and when
    • URL Aula web
      THEORIES OF COMMUNICATION
      https://2018.aulaweb.unige.it/course/view.php?id=613
      LESSONS START

      Wednesday October 3

      OFFICE HOURS FOR STUDENTS
      Carlo Penco

      Office hours for students: Thursday 14-16. Just write me for an appointment.

      Sessions
      Date Time Type Place Notes
      17 dicembre 2018 10:00 Orale Genova L'esame si svolgerà alla mattina in via Balbi 30, 7° piano, dalle 8.30 in poi. E' possibile che ci dovremo spostare di sede. Sospenderò gli esami alle 13 per riprendere alle 16.
      21 gennaio 2019 10:00 Orale Genova
      4 febbraio 2019 10:00 Orale Genova L'esame si svolgerà alla mattina in via Balbi 30, 7° piano, dalle 8.30 in poi. E' possibile che ci dovremo spostare di sede. Sospenderò gli esami alle 13 per riprendere alle 16.
      20 giugno 2019 10:00 Orale Genova L'esame si svolgerà alla mattina in via Balbi 30, 7° piano, dalle 8.30 in poi. E' possibile che ci dovremo spostare di sede. Sospenderò gli esami alle 13 per riprendere alle 16.
      20 giugno 2019 10:00 Orale Genova
      9 settembre 2019 10:00 Orale Genova L'esame si svolgerà alla mattina in via Balbi 30, 7° piano, dalle 8.30 in poi. E' possibile che ci dovremo spostare di sede. Sospenderò gli esami alle 13 per riprendere alle 16.
      9 settembre 2019 10:00 Orale Genova
  • FURTHER INFORMATION
    • For further informatio you may write me (penco@unige.it) or check on Aulaweb

  • Contacts