This course aims at understanding components of conversation and observing how those components are used in media discourse. Students are encouraged to think critically about how social factors such as gender, age, ethnicity, or status differences of participants affect language use in various contexts. Students are encouraged to collect their own data from the media for class discussions and workshops.
Regular attendance, reading assignments, data collection, a mid-term project/exam and a final paper.
Handouts and articles.
Nofsinger, Robert. E. 1991. Everyday Conversation. Long Grove, IL: Waveland. To be further announced in class.
Students are expected to attend the class regularly 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
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