|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||10 Hours. 10 x 2 hour sessions (plus a reading week) of mixed teaching style: formal teaching followed by seminar/tutorial/workshop sessions.|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Course Work: 2 assignments of 2,500 words each (or approved equivalent)||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good.|
On the successful completion of this module, students should:
- be aware of the principles and methods of discourse analysis in Linguistics;
- have developed practical skills to analyse written and spoken texts;
- be able to conduct independent investigation and discussion of various issues in the subject.
This module introduces students to the linguistic study of the characteristics of spoken and written texts. It examines in detail selected aspects of the major themes of coherence and cohesion in texts.
- To introduce the principles and methods of discourse analysis in Linguistics;
- To develop practical skills through the analysis of texts;
- To conduct independent investigation and discussion of various issues in the subject.
- Introduction to the discourse setting: text and context
- Sentence relationships
- Conversational exchange
- Information structure
- Early stylistic analysis and sociolinguistics
- Inference and coherence
- partly on additional themes which individual students will investigate and present to the rest of the class,
- and partly on pursuing in further detail selected themes form the lectures.
This module is at CQFW Level 6