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LN3001: DISCOURSE ANALYSIS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Students will be introduced to a range of conceptions and perspectives on discourse, drawn from disciplines such as linguistics, social psychology, sociology, and communication studies. They will examine what the study of discourse reveals about the nature of language, social interaction, power relations, and the construction of meaning. They will learn the basic principles of analytical methods for discourse analysis, including:

  • text linguistics
  • narrative analysis
  • conversation analysis
  • critical discourse analysis

Students will also gain practical experience in applying these approaches to a variety of discourses, including conversations, interviews, the media, academic writing, literary texts, and advertisements.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Tania Fahey Palma

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EL30RC Discourse Analysis (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Students will be introduced to a range of conceptions and perspectives on discourse, drawn from disciplines such as linguistics, social psychology, sociology, and communication studies. They will examine what the study of discourse reveals about the nature of language, social interaction, power relations, and the construction of meaning. They will learn the basic principles of analytical methods for discourse analysis, including:

  • text linguistics
  • narrative analysis
  • conversation analysis
  • critical discourse analysis

Students will also gain practical experience in applying these approaches to a variety of discourses, including conversations, interviews, the media, academic writing, literary texts, and advertisements.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

The assessment in this course is as follows:
Essay one (40%);
Essay two (50%);
Tutorial Assessment Mark (10%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Students will receive feedback on their essays/analyses before the written examination.

Feedback

As well as comments on their essays, students will receive oral feedback in the seminars.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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