Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 1 Lecture hours and 2 Seminar/Discussion hours
College: Graduate and Postdoc Studies
This course will introduce graduate students to advanced concepts in conversation and discourse analysis. It will deal with concepts in pragmatics, such as speech acts, felicity conditions and the cooperative principle in conversation. The focus will then shift to discourse analysis in which language use is examined within its sociocultural context. Students will be introduced to current research paradigms such as critical discourse analysis and sociocultural theory. Finally, the implications of research findings on language teaching within a communicative framework will be discussed.
Prerequisite(s): Registration in a Graduate program.
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