Approaches to discourse analysis

This module consists of a series of talks aimed at beginning and established researchers interested in developing their understanding of a variety of approaches to discourse analysis. Staff and higher-degree-research students in the faculties of Education and Social Work; Arts and Social Sciences; and Law are warmly invited to attend.

Lectures in this module canvas different forms of discourse analysis, including applications of speech-act theory, appraisal theory, corpus linguistic analysis and post-structuralist and critical approaches. The training module is itself part of a series that seeks to promote a vibrant research culture in the faculty and the division, by engaging established and emerging researchers to talk about how they go about their own work with a focus on how they conceptualise and enact the research process. The first lecture, by Professor Brian Paltridge is part of a broader series of lectures called Foundations of Social Research that the faculty has scheduled for Semester Two 2013, fortnightly on Thursdays from 4–5pm.

Interested researchers are welcome and encouraged to attend any, or all, sessions.

Cost: FREE
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Schedule

Day and date

Time

Title

Speaker/s

Venue

Thursday
September 5

4–5pm

Discourse analysis

Professor Brian Paltridge

Change of venue

Rm 448
Old Teachers College A22

Thursday
September 12

4–5pm

Investigating the language of interests in the policy process with corpus linguistic methods

Professor Gabrielle Meagher

Change of venue

Rm 448
Old Teachers College A22

Thursday
September 26

4–5pm

Poststructuralist discourse analysis: using Bacchi’s ‘What’s the problem represented to be?’ approach in policy analysis

Associate Professor Susan Goodwin

Change of venue

Rm 448
Old Teachers College A22

Thursday
October 17

4–5pm

Working with speech act theory: a study of referees’ comments on submissions to peer-reviewed journals

Professor Brian Paltridge

Change of venue

Rm 448
Old Teachers College A22

Change of date

Thursday
November 7

4–5pm

Evaluation and instruction in PhD examiners' reports: a discourse perspective

Dr Robert McMurtrie and Professor Brian Paltridge

Change of venue

Rm 306
Old Teachers College A22