School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

LALS-544 – Discourse Analysis

Points:15Prerequisites:None
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:Linguistics & Applied LanguageRestrictions:None

Discourse is language in use. This course explores the analysis of discourse structure in spoken and/or written text, and considers applications in language teaching.

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $852.75     international $2,256.30

Set Texts

There is no set textbook for this course. The required readings are all journal articles or book chapters. They will be available for students to download from Blackboard, the online teaching and learning system, to either read online or print out. 

Recommended Reading

It would be helpful to have access to at least one of these books throughout the course:  

Accessible introductions:
Cook, G. 1989. Discourse. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Nunan, D. 1993. Introducing Discourse Analysis. London: Penguin English.
Paltridge, B. 2000. Making Sense of Discourse Analysis. Gold Coast, Queensland: Antipodean Educational Enterprises.  

More detailed introductions:
Coulthard, M. 1985. An Introduction to Discourse Analysis (2nd ed.). London: Longman.
Hatch, E. 1992. Discourse and Language Education. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
McCarthy, M. 1991. Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.
Paltridge, B. 2006. Discourse Analysis: An Introduction. London: Continuum.

 

Trimester 3 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
10599 (L1) 17 Nov – 21 Dec 2014Thu1610 - 180024 Kelburn Pde [Kelburn]203 
10654 (L1)17 Nov -
22 Feb 2015
[Distance (NZ)] 

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.