- 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:
- collect and transcribe naturally-occurring spoken interaction;
- develop analytical techniques for describing the structure and function of authentic spoken interactions;
- apply the concepts of discourse analysis to the critical analysis of spoken discourses and to then reflect and generalise from the findings; and
- carry out a research project using methods covered in the course.
- In class quiz (30) [LO 2,3]
- Research project data presentation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research project report (3000 words) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Participation in lectorials and padlets (10) [LO 2,3]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of seminars and 12 hours of tutorials; b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
· Suzanne Eggins and Diana Slade, 1997/2004 Analysing Casual Conversation, Equinox, UK
· Jones, Rodney H., 2012. Discourse Analysis: A resource book for students. Abingdon: Routledge.
· Thornbury S. & Slade D. (2006) Conversation from Description to Pedagogy, Cambridge University Press, UK
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