School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

This information is for the 2016 academic year. See information for LALS 544 in 2017.

LALS-544 – Discourse Analysis

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. Trimester 3: Withdrawal with refund by 25/11/2016; withdrawal without Associate Dean (Students) approval by 30/01/17.

Tuition Fees

2016: domestic $913.35     international $2,463.90

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.

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 2016

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
10599 (L1) 14 Nov – 25 Dec 2016Thu1610 - 1800Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]101Lauren Whitty* 
9 Jan – 5 Feb 2017Thu1610 - 1800Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]101
10654 (L1) 14 Nov – 5 Feb 2017tba [Distance (NZ)] Lauren Whitty* 

Course Outline Information

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