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Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Discourse Analysis (LASC11093)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe aim of this course is to introduce students to the area of Text and Discourse Analysis.
Course description Issues explored include those of talk and text organisation, of the interface between discourse and grammar and of social relationships, include power relationships, in discourse. Course participants also reflect on possible applications of discourse analytic methodologies and findings to issues in the real world.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 22, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 75 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Two 2,000 word assignments

Part 1 Assessment Deadline: Thursday 19th November 2015, 12 noon
Page Limit: 2,000 words
Return Date: 11th December 2015

Part 2 Assessment Deadline: Monday 14th December 2015, 12 noon
Page Limit: 2,000 words
Return Date: 19th January 2016
Feedback Take-home tasks. In-class exercises. Course work and project meetings.

Comments provided on submitted assessments
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. discuss critically the relationship between spoken and written discourse
  2. identify and describe significant patterns in talk and text organisation
  3. read critically the literature in Discourse Analysis and analyse instances of spoken and written discourse using appropriate methodologies
  4. report analyses of discourse using appropriate conceptual frameworks
  5. demonstrate understanding of the various ways in which the methods and findings of Discoruse Analysis can be used to address real life problems
Reading List
Liddicoat, A. (2007) An Introduction to Conversation Analysis. London: Continuum

Sidnell, J. (2010) Conversation Analysis: An Introduction. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Swales, J.M. (1990) Genre Analysis: English in Academic and Research Settings. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Atkinson, J.M. and Heritage, J. (eds.) (1984) Structures of social action: Studies in conversation analysis. Cambridge University Press.

Benwell, B and Stoke, E. (2006). Discourse and identity. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Brown, G. and Yule, G. (1983) Discourse analysis Cambridge University Press.

Bartlett, T. (2014). Analysing power in language: A practical guide. London: Routledge.

Boden, D. and Zimmerman, D. H. (eds.) (1991) Talk and social structure: Studies in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis. Polity Press.

Cameron, D. (2001) Working with spoken discourse. Sage Publications.

Carter, R., Goddard, A., Reah, D., Sanger, K. and Bowring, M. (1997) Working with texts: A core introduction to language analysis. Routledge.

Clark, R., Fairclough, N., Ivanic, R., McLeod, N., Thomas, J. and Meara, P. (eds.) Language and Power. London: BAAL in association with CILT

Cook, G. (1989) Discourse Oxford University Press

Cornbleet, S. and Carter, R. (2001) The language of speech and writing. Routledge.

Coulthard, M. (1985) An introduction to discourse analysis Longman.

Coulthard. M. (ed.) (1994) Advances in written text analysis. Routledge.

De Beaugrand, R. and Dresser, W. (1981) An introduction to text linguistics Longman.

Drew, P. and Heritage, J. (eds.) (1992) Talk at work. Cambridge University Press.

Fairclough, N. 1992) Discourse and social change. Polity Press.

Fairclough, N. (1995) Critical discourse analysis Longman.

Fairclough, N. (1995, 2003) Media discourse. London: Arnold.

Ghadessy, M. (1993) Register analysis. London: Printer Publisher.

Georgakopoulou, A. and Goutsos, D. (1997) Discourse analysis: An introduction. Edinburgh University Press.

Jaworski, A. and Coupland, N. (eds.) The discourse reader. Routledge.

Halliday, A. and Hassan, H. (1976) Cohesion in English. Longman.

Hoey, M. (2001) Textual interaction: An introduction to written discourse analysis. Routledge.

Hutchby, I. and Wooffitt, R. (1999) Conversation analysis: Principles, practices and applications. Polity Press.

Levinson, P. (1983) Pragmatics. Cambridge University Press.

Liddicoat, A. (2007) An introduction to conversation analysis. London: Continuum.

McCarthy, M. and Carter, R. (1974) Language as discourse: Perspectives for language teaching. Longman.

McCarthy, M. (1991) Discourse analysis for language teachers. Cambridge University Press

Nunan, D. (1994) Discourse analysis. Cambridge University Press

Paltridge, B (2006) Discourse analysis. London: Continuum.

Pridham, F. (2001) The language of conversation. Routledge.

Richards, K. and Seedhouse, P. (eds.) (2005) Applying conversation analysis. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Schegloff, E. (2007) Sequence organization in interaction: A primer in conversation analysis vol. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Schiffrin, D. (1994) Approaches to discourse. Cambridge University Press

Schiffrin, D., Tannen, D.and Hamilton, H. E. (2001) The handbook of discourse analysis. Blackwell.

Strauss, S. and Feiz, P. (2014). Discourse Analysis: Putting our worlds into words. London: Routledge.

Stubbs, M. (1983) Discourse analysis. Blackwell.

Ten Have, P. (1999) Doing conversation analysis: A practical guide. Sage Publications.

Thornborrow, J. (2002) Power talk: Language and interaction in institutional discourse. Longman.

Van Dijk, T.A. (ed) (1997) Discourse as social interaction. Sage Publications.

Wetherell, M., Taylor, S. and Yates, S. J. (eds) (2001) Discourse as data: A guide for analysis. Sage Publications in association with the Open University.

Wetherell, M., Taylor, S. and Yates, S. J. (eds) (2001) Discourse theory and practice: A reader. Sage Publications

Woodak, R. and M. Meyer (eds.) (2001) Methods of critical discourse analysis. London: Sage Publications.

Wooffitt, R. (2005) Conversation analysis and discourse analysis: A comparative and critical introduction. London: Sage Publications.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Attend all lectures as scheduled
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Joseph Gafaranga
Tel: (0131 6)50 3496
Course secretaryMiss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188
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