Units of Study

LNGS3609 - Analysing Discourse

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

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


Discourse analysis is concerned with analysing how people create meaning(s) in a given social context. In this unit students will learn to apply linguistic methods to the analysis of discourse. 'Discourse' includes both spoken and written language as well as images. Students will learn to apply a range of advanced linguistic methods to explore different discourse varieties and to study their organisation above the sentence level. A particular focus will be on the kinds of insights provided by different analytical techniques.


1x1000wd discourse analysis (20%), 1x1000wd discourse analysis (20%), 1x2500wd essay (60%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


LNGS1001, LNGS1002, (LNGS2620 or LNGS2621) and (LNGS2602 or LNGS2603)


LNGS2004, LNGS2604

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


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