- Code LING6311
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Social Research
Language is so fundamental to the rituals and events of everyday life that its role is taken for granted. Language and Social Interaction deals with how we use language to negotiate relationships, actions and events in our daily lives. Students will explore various approaches to the analysis of language in interaction, such as conversation analysis, discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis, and they will encounter research into language in interaction in diverse contexts for a range of purposes. Students will develop skills for analysing naturally-occurring language samples, and they will have the opportunity to develop their own research project using a method encountered in the course. This research training experience will include the collection and analysis of data.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Collect and transcribe naturally-occurring spoken interaction
- Summarise and critically review research into language and social interaction
- Understand and critique discourse analytic theories and methods
- Carry out a research project using methods covered in the course
Indicative AssessmentTranscription exercise (1000 words) 20% [LO 1]
Critical review of research articles (1500 words) 30% [LO 2, 3]
Research project (3000 words) 50% [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
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WorkloadThree hours of contact time, including a 2 hour seminar and a 1 hour tutorial over a 12 week period. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study each week over the semester (total workload 130 hours).
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