This course will study practical applications of discourse analysis to real-life situations such as politics, law, medicine, and education. Students will be encouraged to collect their own data, analyze them critically, and discuss their findings in class as well as in their graduation theses.
Class attendance, active participation, class presentation, and term papers.
Woods, Nicoka. 2006. Describing Discourse: A Practical Guide to Discourse Analysis. London: Hodder Arnold.
Schiffrin, Deborah, et. al. 2001. The Handbook of Discourse Analysis. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
To be further announced in class.
Regular attendance, thorough preparation and active class participation are required.
1. The discourse of advertising (Ch.1) 2. Analysis of advertisements 3. The discourse of politics (Ch.2) 4. Analysis of political discourse 5. The discourse of law (Ch.3) 6. Observation of forensic discourse 7. The discourse of medicine (Ch.4) 8. Further reading and discussion on medical discourse 9. The discourse of education (Ch.5) 10. Other institutional discourse 11. Application of discourse analysis to society: Knowing discourse vs. knowing discourse analysis
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