Media Discourse (LNGS3692)


'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.

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1x2hr seminar/week


1x1500wd assignment (20%), 1x2000wd assignment (30%), 1x2500wd assignment (40%), participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

LNGS2602 or LNGS2603 or LNGS2604



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