Not currently offered

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

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTonya Stebbins

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesClass presentation, seminar participation and assessments

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

The discourse reader

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorJaworski, A., & Coupland, N.



PublisherLondon; New York: Routledge.


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Other descriptionN/A

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Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

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