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The linguistic analysis of interactional discourse, focusing on how identity is conveyed in social, academic, and workplace contexts. Develops practical tools for understanding how language functions in interactions.
Who am I? Who are you? Most of what we know about each other is constructed and conveyed through language. This course provides linguistic and theoretical tools for analysing spoken discourse. Students will be able to explore their own interests in the research literature on identity categories (such as genders and ethnicities; activities like gaming; workplaces like medical practices) through reading and written assignments.
|Paper title||Interaction and Identity in Context|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$929.55|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- LING 111 or LING 112
- LING 230
- Schedule C
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100% internal assessment.
Gee, J. P. (2014). How to do discourse analysis: A toolkit. (2nded.) Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-315-81966-2
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Cultural understanding.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will
- Recognise and explain what linguistic discourse analysis tools do and how they are used
- Recognise and explain what different theoretical discourse tools do and how they are used
- Recognise and explain transcription conventions
- Analyze authentic examples of linguistic choices in interactional discourse
- Synthesise linguistic and theoretical discourse analysis tools to interpret interactional discourse
- Create a transcript using a specified set of conventions and select passages potentially relevant to an analysis