The purpose of this course is to enable students to apply discourse analytic approaches to language used in institutional and media contexts. It is also aimed at preparing students to logically and critically discuss the topics of their interest in their research.
We will continue studying practical applications of discourse analysis to real-life situations in order to understand how language plays a crucial role in society. Students will be expected to present their own data analysis along with presenting on key concepts in relevant references.
Woods, Nicola. 2006. Describing Discourse: A Practical Guide to Discourse Analysis. London: Hodder Arnold. Will be introduced in class.
Regular attendance, thorough preparation, and active class participation are required.
Attendance, class performance, class presentation and discussion, and a final paper.
１．Introduction to analyzing discourse ２．The discourse of law: Introduction ３．The discourse of law: Words ４．The discourse of law: Syntax ５．The discourse of law: Spoken interaction ６．The discourse of law: Courtroom discourse ７．The discourse of law: Workshop ８．The discourse of medicine: Introduction ９．The discourse of medicine: Words 10．The discourse of medicine: Syntax 11．The discourse of medicine: Language of authority 12．The discourse of medicine: Pragmatics and spoken interaction 13．The discourse of medicine: Workshop 14．Institutional discourse: Power and language 15．Wrap-up discussion on social implications of language use
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