Discourse Analysis and Representation

Subject 175-409 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2009.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: 2 contact hours/week , 6 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Admission to fourth-year honours in linguistics and applied linguistics.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Assoc Prof Lesley Stirling
Subject Overview: This subject involves the advanced study of major theories and methods of discourse analysis and representation, through consideration of both classic and recent approaches, and through practice at applying particular methods of analysis.
  • have developed skills of discourse collection and transcription;
  • have acquired theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of a number of important approaches to discourse analysis;
  • be able to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of current issues in the study of discourse.
Assessment: Two class assignments each of 1000 words 40% (due during the semester) and a project of 3000 words 60% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: A reading pack prepared by the Department.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • have skills
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: English Language Studies
Linguistics && Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

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