（Understanding Communicative Strategies in Social Contexts）
This course is designed for Juniors who are interested in communicative aspects of language, its relation to society, and language in the media.
Students will be introduced to ways of analyzing discourse of different types, through which they understand social issues as well as culture-specific uses of language in diverse contexts. For each topic discussed in class, students are expected to find their own data, analyze them critically, and present the findings in class.
A reading packet of selected articles will be given on the first day of class.
Delin, Judy. 2000. The Language of Everyday Life. London: Sage.
Kasper, Gabriele., and Shoshana Blum-Kulka, eds. 1993. Interlanguage Pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Fasold, Ralph. 1990. The Sociolingustics of Language. Oxford: Blackwell.
Wardhaugh, Ronald. 2006. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Fifth edition. Malden, MA: Blackwell.
To be further announced in class.
Students are expected to read assigned materials prior to class and actively participate in class discussions.
Class performance, reading assignment, short papers/exam, class presentation, and a final paper.
１．Language of news: News values ２．Language of broadcast news ３．Language of advertising: Persuasion techniques ４．Language of advertising: Cross-cultural differences ５．Commercialization of language: Coffeetalk ６．Discourse features in context: Repetition ７．Discourse features in context: Indirectness and ambiguity ８．Discourse features in context: Pronouns ９．Language and aviation: Cushing (1994) 10．Language and aviation: Linde (1988) and Nevile (2001) 11．Language and law: Structure of police interviewing 12．Language and law: Use and abuse of language 13．Language and politics: Power and neutrality 14．Language and politics: Speech rhetoric 15．Language and politics: Political interviews
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