This course is designed for students who have interests in media, communication, and linguistics. As this course is interdisciplinary in nature, students will be trained to apply their knowledge in discourse analysis to other academic (yet related) disciplines of their interests.
This seminar will introduce various topics in the field of discourse analysis. We will focus on topics that are both perpetuating and current. Data used in class will be taken from the media or real-life situations. As this course aims at dealing with most current events happening in the society, topics are subject to change.
Reading packet will be given at the beginning of the semester.
Will be introduced in class.
Regular attendance is required. Students are expected to actively participate in class activities.
Attendance, class participation, mid-term＆final exams.
１．Introduction: What is discourse analysis? ２．Language of computer-mediated communication ３．Language of social media ４．Language of advertising: Linguistic techniques ５．Language of advertising: Persuasion techniques ６．Language of advertising: Cross-cultural differences ７．Mid-term exam ８．Language of news ９．Language of news: Good news and bad news (1) 10．Language of news: Good news and bad news (2) 11．Language and aviation: Why language matters? 12．Language and aviation: Why is English important? 13．Language and aviation: Indirectness and its effect 14．Wrap up discussion 15．Final exam
Copyrights 2013 University of the Sacred Heart , Tokyo all rights reserved.