AJ52016 Topics in Linguistics: Discourse Analysis B

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 7 credit(s) (plus 3 credits for an exam). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Jana Pelclová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jana Chamonikolasová, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
each even Friday 15:00–16:40 G22
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
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to explore and understand some of the theoretical approaches one can apply when doing a discourse analysis. At the end of the course students will be able to: identify functional relations between language varieties and situational contexts; and understand and apply the multimodal approach in a discourse analysis
Syllabus
  • 1. Introduction to discourse analysis
  • 2. Spoken discourse: cooperation in face-to-face and stylized conversation
  • 3. Discourse of Advertising: taboo and euphemism in adverts
  • 4. Discourse of Picturebooks: multimodal analysis
  • 5. Political discourse: ideology
Literature
    required literature
  • GEE, James Paul. An introduction to discourse analysis : theory and method. 3rd ed. New York: Routledge, 2011. 218 p. ISBN 9780415585705. info
  • Continuum companion to discourse analysis. Edited by Ken Hyland - Brian Paltridge. London: Continuum, 2011. xiii, 393. ISBN 9781441106957. info
  • BROWN, Gillian and George YULE. Discourse analysis. 2008. vyd. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 288 s. ISBN 9780521284752. info
  • WIDDOWSON, H. G. Discourse analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. xvi, 136. ISBN 9780194389211. info
  • THORNBURY, Scott. Beyond the sentence : introducing discourse analysis. 1st pub. Oxford: Macmillan, 2005. 192 s. ISBN 9781405064071. info
  • FAIRCLOUGH, Norman. Analysing discourse : textual analysis for social research. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 2003. vi, 270. ISBN 0415258936. info
    recommended literature
  • HALLIDAY, M.A.K., HASAN, R. Language, Context and Text. Oxford: OUP. 1989
  • URBANOVÁ, L. Implicit and Explicit Dialogue Structure in Fiction. In: Linguistica
  • FAIRCLOUGH, N. Media Discourse. London: Ewald Arnold, 1995.
  • LEECH, G. N., SHORT, M. H. Style in Fiction. London: Longman, 1981.
  • COOK, G. The Discourse of Advertising. London: Routledge, 2003.
  • FAIRCLOUGH, N. Language and Power. London: Longman, 1989.
  • WOOFFITT, Robin. Conversation analysis and discourse analysis : a comparative and critical introduction. London: SAGE, 2005. 234 s. ISBN 0761974253. info
  • FAIRCLOUGH, Norman. Critical discourse analysis : the critical study of language. Harlow: Longman, 1995. 265 s. ISBN 0582219841. info
Teaching methods
home assignments and reading, compulsary class attendance, class participation, final essay
Assessment methods
Home assignments, attendance and final essay
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
General note: This course is NOT designated for Erasmus students! List of courses offerd by the Department of English and American studies for Erasmsus students is available at http://www.phil.muni.cz/wkaa/ under "Information for Erasmus students".
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: This course is NOT designated for Erasmus students! List of courses offerd by the Department of English and American studies for Erasmsus students is available at http://www.phil.muni.cz/wkaa/ under "Information for Erasmus students".
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2013, Spring 2017.
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