|| ED32520 |
|| DISCOURSE ANALYSIS |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Mr Bob Jones |
|| Semester 1 |
|| ED10310 recommended as an introduction to the study of language |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 10 Hours 10 x 2 hour sessions (plus a reading week) of mixed teaching style: formal teaching followed by seminar/tutorial/workshop sessions. |
|| Course work || 2 assignments of 2,500 words each (or approved equivalent) || 100% |
|| Resit assessment || All failed or missing elements of assessment to be re-taken or made good. || |
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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.
Aims of the module
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.
The lectures will be based on the following topics:
Introduction to the discourse setting: text and context
Early stylistic analysis and sociolinguistics
Inference and coherence
Tutorial / seminar work will be based:
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.
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.
Brown, Gillian and George Yule.. (1983)
Discourse Analysis. Cambridge University Press
Stubbes, Michael. (1983)
Discourse Analysis. Basil Blackwell