Discourse Analysis and Representation

Subject LING40003 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours- 1 x 2 hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

If not admitted to Honours or the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, students must contact the subject coordinator prior to enrolling in the subject.

Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Email: lesleyfs@unimelb.edu.au

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.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • 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.
  • Two class assignments (each of 1000 words) due during the semester [40%]
  • A project (3000 words) due at the end of semester [60%]

Hurdle requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts:

A Subject Reader will be made available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students who successfully complete this subject should:

  • have developed their ability to critically evaluate and compare complex arguments;
  • have improved their analytical skills through intensive practice in a range of analytical problems;
  • have developed their oral and written communication skills at an advanced level.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
PC-ARTS Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
PD-ARTS Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

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