Units of Study

LNGS7274 - Media Discourse

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: James Robert Martin
Phone: +61 2 9351 4227
Email: james.martin@sydney.edu.au

Description

"Sexy, healthy and 100% Australian-owned!" This unit examines linguistic approaches to media discourse. The language of news texts and television series will form a special focus of the unit, along with how images are used to construe meaning. We will explore general aspects of media institutions (news and television), the ways in which social identities are constructed in the media, differences between the language of various types of media texts, the rhetoric of persuasion and the discourses of popular culture.

Assessments

1x500wd summary (5%), 1x1500wd image analysis (35%), 1x3000wd text analysis (60%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

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