DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

LIN3DAN

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on the analysis of language above the level of the sentence, exploring the core concepts and methods of discourse analysis. Using a range of texts and types of talk(e.g. newspaper articles, doctor#patient consultations, narratives and public signage), students will develop skills in a range of approaches. Central themes include recognising and analysing organisation, relationships, identities and power in discourse

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJessica Birnie-Smith

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at third-year for linguistics in the Bachelor of Arts

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsThe discourse readerPrescribedJaworski, A., & Coupland, N. (Eds.(2014)London; New York: Routledge.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Present academic materials to class and lead discussion on related topics. Support the learning of peers with assistance from the subject coordinator.

Activities:
Class presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Develop practical skills in discourse analysis methods evidenced in transcription of own data

Activities:
Assignment 2, seminar participation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Conduct discourse analysis on a text with reference to its linguistic structures and make the theoretical stance informing the analysis explicit in the discussion

Activities:
Assignment 3
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJessica Birnie-Smith

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class presentation and materials (1200 words or equivalent)30 01
Assignment 2 (1200 words or equivalent)30 02
Assignment 3 (1600 words or equivalent)40 03