DISCOURSE ANALYSIS: SPOKEN AND WRITTEN LANGUAGE IN USE

EDU5DAS

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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students learn about how both spoken and written language is used in a variety of contexts: for example, the classroom, media and other professional and social situations. Participants develop awareness of the properties of a range of discourse types and how they are constructed to achieve a particular purpose. The application of discourse analysis to communication, teaching and research is also considered. The subject is suitable for all postgraduate students who are interested in knowing how language at the discourse level works. This subject has a substantive amount of theoretical content.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorDonna Starks

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsWeekly readingPrescribedTBATBA
ReadingsAn Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and MethodRecommendedGee,J (2014)4th EdROUTLEDGE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand key concepts in discourse analysis

Activities:
Session 2: What is discourse analysis?

02. Understand the nature and properties of spoken and written discourse

Activities:
Session 1: English as a Global language

03. Develop a key set of tools for the analysis of discourse

Activities:
Session 3: Conversational analysis

04. Understand theoretical developments in approaches to discourse

Activities:
Conversational analysis, Inter-language Pragmatics and Theories of Politeness, Narrative Analysis, Critical Views fo Discourse

05. Work in teams to develop knowledge

Activities:
Group work activities in class; the workshop on engaging in personal perspectives in discourse analysis

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