This course aims at understanding components of discourse. Students are encouraged to think critically about how context and social factors such as gender, age, ethnicity, or status differences of participants affect the way we use language. Discourse data for discussions and workshops will be taken from the media (e.g., TV, the Internet) and naturally-occurring conversations.
Regular attendance, reading assignments, data collection, mid-term and final papers.
Handouts and articles.
Nofsinger, Robert. E. 1991. Everyday Conversation. Long Grove, IL: Waveland. To be further announced in class.
Students are expected to regularly attend the class and actively participate in class discussions.
１．Introduction to language in society ２．Introduction to discourse analysis ３．Speech acts ４．Turn-taking organization, opening ＆ closing ５．Workshop: Speech acts, turn-taking, opening ＆ closing of speech events ６．Dell Hymes' SPEAKING model ７．Workshop: SPEAKING model ８．Framing in discourse ９．Workshop: Framing 10．Wrap up: Language and society revisited
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