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This course introduces the theoretical frameworks used in analysing communication, enabling students to investigate social interaction, power relations, and the ways in which language is used in a variety of contexts. It provides a grounding in the precise analysis of language use, which will enable students to go on to investigate communication in a range of professional contexts during the MLitt programme.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
The course will explore theories of communication in both spoken and written contexts. Students will be introduced to relevant theories in the areas of Pragmatics, Identity, Context, Politeness and elements of Social Psychology. The course will also equip students with the means to analyse specific texts relevant to these different theories through Corpus Linguistics, Conversation Analysis, Critical Discourse Analysis and Social Identity Theory.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Students will complete two 2,500 word essays for 90% of the overall mark and one 15 minute presentation for 10% of the overall mark.
There are no assessments for this course.