Units of Study

LNGS7276 - Discourses of Globalisation

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Shoshana Judith Dreyfus


This unit considers the discourse of globalisation from the perspective of critical discourse analysis (CDA) as informed by functional linguistics and multimodal discourse analysis. Both discourses about globalisation and discourses enacting globalisation will be considered in relation to power and ideology, including case studies of virtual communities, language policy, discourses of war and terrorism, globalisation and the media, climate change, popular music, diplomacy, tourism and international business communication. Resistant discourse strategies promoting local identity will also be reviewed.


1x3000wd research paper with a focus on close discourse analysis of an online text, 1x2000wd ongoing assignments


Fairclough, N., 'Language and Globalisation' (Routledge 2006); Fairclough N. et.al. (eds), 'Discourse in Contemporary Social Change' (Peter Lang 2007); Pennycook, A., 'Critical Applied Linguistics' (Erlbaum 2001); Pennycook, A., 'Global Englishes and Transnational Flows' (Routledge 2007)


1x2-hr seminar/week


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