Analysing Discourse (LNGS3609)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

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

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

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

Prohibitions

LNGS2604, LNGS2004

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