INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
||Number of ECTS Credits
||Class Hours Per Week
||Total Hours Per Semester
||1 + 2
|Amna Brdarević-Čeljo, Assist. Prof. Dr.
||Assistant Professor Amna Brdarević-Čeljo
||Amna Brdarević-Čeljo, Assist. Prof. Dr.
|This course is designed to acquaint students with the organization of language above the sentence level. It introduces different cross-sentence discourse phenomena, such as information structure, texture and its aspects: cohesion and coherence, and the types of models that have been proposed to capture cross-sentence relationships, such as discourse markers, etc. The course also gives an overview of several of the major theoretical and methodological frameworks for doing discourse analysis and aims to explain the sets of tools these theories offer for the analysis of language-in-use. Students will be encouraged to collect and analyse their own data and to use these theoretically and methodologically different tools in the analysis of the data they have collected from both spoken and written discourse.
|Upon completion of this course, students:
• should have gained knowledge of the principles and practice of linguistic
• should have been able to analyze different texts by applying the set of norms of
linguistic discourse analysis;
• should have been able to understand the use of language in a social setting
• should have been able to understand how to study meaning in context
- Course Introduction/ Syllabus Overview
- Discourse analysis: the analysis of language beyond the sentence. The relationship between language and content; Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics; Different Views of Discourse Analysis;
- Three different approaches to discourse: formal, functional and social; Four principles of discourse;
- Text and texture: cohesion, coherence and intertextuality
- Theme and rheme
- Texts and their social functions. Genre analysis;
- Discourse and ideology
- Mid-term exam
- Spoken discourse
- Strategic intervention
- Critical Discourse Analysis
- Corpus-assisted discourse analysis
- How to do discourse analysis?
- Non-working day
- Cumulative, covers all course content;
- Interactive Lectures
- Practical Sessions
| Final Exam||1||40|
- Jones, R. H. (2012). Discourse Analysis: A Resource Book for Students. London and New York: Routledge.
- Gee, J. P. (2010). An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method (3rd Edition). London: Routledge.
- Gee, J. P. (2011). How to do discourse analysis. London: Routledge
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)||15||2||30|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)||15||1||15|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)||1||2||2|
|Final Examination(1 week)||1||3||3|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination||1||15||15|
|Preparation for Final Examination||1||25||25|
|Assignment / Homework/ Project||1||30||30|
|Seminar / Presentation||1||30||30|