DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

LIN2DAS

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we will focus on the analysis of language above the sentence level and will explore the core concepts and methods of Discourse Analysis. Particular themes include: discourse organisation, ethnography of communication, identity and subjectivity, and power and ideology. By the completion of the subject, students will be able to conduct discourse analysis on a text with reference to its linguistic structures and make the theoretical stance informing the analysis explicit in the discussion. Students will develop skills in a range of techniques associated with different approaches to discourse analysis. Each seminar session will involve discussion and practical analysis using materials such as: newspaper articles, legal documents, transcripts of conversations, interviews and narratives, novels, advertising, government forms.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorZane Goebel

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 15 credit points at any level from Linguistics, or must have passed 30 credit points of any Faculty and Humanities and Social Sciences subject. All other students require Coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LIN3DAS

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe discourse reader,PrescribedJaworski, A. and Coupland, N. 20062ND EDN, ROUTLEDGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students are able, independently or in small groups, to present their own views and the views of others in tutorial presentations.

Activities:
Presentation, participation in seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)

02. Students will articulate connections between their study of linguistics and issues of personal or social concern.

Activities:
Participation in seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

03. Students will be able to relate a data set and their analysis to relevant theories of Linguistics. Students will further develop their ability to present and analyse data in written form. They will become more sophisticated in articulating and defending their analyses.

Activities:
Major assignment, Minor assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

04. Students will be able to search for and locate information beyond the specific suggestions embodied in subject guides. Students will be familiar with library resources in the field of linguistic study. Students will be able to show independent thinking in their essay materials.

Activities:
Presentation, Major Assignment, Transcription task, Minor assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Students will become more adept at engaging with and describing this linguistic diversity.

Activities:
Participation in seminars, Presentation, Major Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

06. Students will expand the domains of linguistics across which they are able to deploy analytical and problem solving techniques.

Activities:
Presentation, Major Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

07. Students will work co-operatively on various tasks, and discuss linguistic analyses of particular datasets.

Activities:
Participation in seminars, Presentation, Major Assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)

08. Under guidance, students will be able to solve problems of increasing complexity across a wider range of sub-disciplines of linguistics.

Activities:
Presentation, Major Assignment, Transcription task, Minor assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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