The purpose of this course is to enable students to apply discourse analytic method to critically observe language use in social contexts.
Through studying practical applications of discourse analysis to real-life situations, this course aims at understanding how language plays a crucial role in various social contexts. Students will be encouraged to collect their own data, analyze them critically, and discuss their findings in class.
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.
Will be further introduced in class.
Regular attendance, thorough preparation and active class participation are required.
Regular attendance, class performance, class presentations and discussions, and a final paper.
１．The discourse of advertising: Introduction ２．The discourse of advertising: Sounds ３．The discourse of advertising: Words ４．The discourse of advertising: Syntax ５．The discourse of advertising: Meaning ６．The discourse of advertising: Exercises and workshop ７．Presuppositions, speech acts, and the discourses of advertising and politics ８．The discourse of politics: Introduction ９．The discourse of politics: Sounds 10．The discourse of politics: Words 11．The discourse of politics: Syntax 12．The discourse of politics: Pragmatics 13．The discourse of politics: Exercises and workshop 14．Analysis of political speeches 15．Wrap-up discussion on language use in social context
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