FF:AJ52014 Topics in Linguistics - Course Information
AJ52014 Topics in LinguisticsFaculty of Arts
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- doc. Mgr. Jan Chovanec, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- Jeffrey Alan Vanderziel, B.A.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
- Fri 11:40–13:15 G21
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- English Language and Literature (programme FF, N-FI)
- Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in English Language and Literature (programme FF, N-SS)
- Course objectives
- The aim of this course is to explore various approaches to the study of discourse. It combines theoretical discussion and practical analysis of various texts. Aims of the course * To raise awareness of the use of language in various social contexts. * To explore the ways subjectivity may be coded in language. * To learn some basic tools for textual analysis / discourse analysis. * To become sensitive to the interface between verbal and visual communication, mainly in the media and other public contexts. The approaches applied in this course include: textual analysis, discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, multimodal studies.
- Class 1 Practical analysis Language in a social context Class 2 Social analysis, discourse analysis, text analysis Texts, social events and social practices Intertextuality and assumptions The rhetorical patterns of tabloid language Class 3 Genres and action Genres and generic structure Meaning relations between sentences and clauses Clauses: types of exchange, speech functions and grammatical mood Class 4 Discourses and representations Discourses Representations of social events Class 5 Styles and identities Styles Modality and evaluation Conclusion
- required literature
- Thornbury, Scott (2005) Beyond the Sentence. Introducing Discourse Analysis. Macmillan.
- Fairclough, Norman (2003) Analysing Discourse. Textual Analysis for Social Research. London: Routledge.
- Teaching methods
- class discussion, seminar work
- Assessment methods
- Instruction: seminar; active participation is necessary - discussion of issues based on independent reading. Written test at the end of the course. Analytical essay on a selected topic. Assessment * Attendance * Class participation (homeworks) * Final test * Analytical essay (materials of one's choice) - within the theoretical frameworks discussed in your reading.
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 5x2.