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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Approaches to Discourse - AAA500107
Title: Úvod do teorie diskursu
Guaranteed by: Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology (21-UAJD)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / 14 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: PhDr. Pavlína Šaldová, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): PhDr. Pavlína Šaldová, Ph.D.
Class: Exchange - 09.1 Modern EC Languages
Exchange - 09.3 Linguistics
P//Is pre-requisite for: AAA5PP107, AAA5ZK107
Annotation -
Last update: PhDr. Pavlína Šaldová, Ph.D. (03.01.2019)
This course provides an introduction to discourse analysis and the different approaches used in the analysis of discourse. The objective is to familiarize students with prominent approaches to the study of discourse.
Discourse here is defined as the study of the organization of language above the sentence level, but also as any
manifestation of language in context.
We will start with a general overview of the phenomena included in the study of discourse, and then proceed on to how a
number of schools have approached those problems. The textbooks will be supplemented with additional book chapters
and articles.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Mgr. Zuzana Freitas Lopesová (08.11.2017)

Závěrečný test, který je jedním z požadavků na splnění atestace, probíhá formou testu se dvěma pokusy. Test je nutno absolvovat v akademickém roce, ve kterém si student předmět zapsal.

Všechny požadavky pro zápočet je nutné splnit do konce zkouškového období akademického roku, ve kterém si student předmět zapsal.

Last update: PhDr. Pavlína Šaldová, Ph.D. (03.01.2019)

Jaworski A. and N. Coupland (eds) (2006) The Discourse Reader, 2nd ed. London: Routledge. (selected chapters).

Schiffrin, D. (1994) Approaches to Discourse. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, Ch 1-8.

D. Tannen, H. Hamilton and D. Schiffrin (eds) (2015) The Handbook of Discourse Analysis. Malden, Mass: Wiley Blackwell, 2nd ed. (selected chapters).

Gee J., M. Handford (2012) The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis, Routledge. (selected chapters).

Johnstone, B. (2008) Discourse Analysis. Blackwell.

Renkema, J. (2018) Introduction to Discourse Studies, Amsterodam: John Benjamins. (selected chapters).

Jones, R. (2012) Discourse Analysis: A Resource Book for Students. Routledge.

Angermuller, J., D. Maingueneau and R. Wodak (eds) (2014) The Discourse Studies Reader: An introduction. Amsterdam: John Benjamins (selected chapters).

Couper-Kuhlen E., M. Selting (2018) Interactional Lingustics: Studying language in social interaction. Cambridge: University Press.


+ additional reading material through Moodle

Teaching methods - Czech
Last update: PhDr. Pavlína Šaldová, Ph.D. (03.10.2012)


Last update: PhDr. Pavlína Šaldová, Ph.D. (03.10.2012)

* Topics:
- Introduction (what is discourse?, approaches to discourse, units of discourse, views of language, context and co-text, discourse phenomena)
- Intro to different approaches: relationship btw structure and function, btw text and context, nature of communication
- Definitions of discourse (formal vs functional approaches), data collection + transcription conventions
- Speech Act Theory (the expressibility principle, taxonomies, conditions, multiple functions)
- Pragmatics: cooperative principle, maxims, entailment, presupposition, implicature, relevance
- Interactional Sociolinguistics (Gumperz, Goffman) - contextualization cues, Goffman - Politeness Theory Ethnography of Communication: components of speech
- Conversation Analysis: turn-taking, adjacency pairs, structure of conversation, a higher-level structure
- Variation Analysis, narrative structure
- Registers
- Cohesion, Rhetorical Structure Theory
- Discourse markers

- The Socio-Semiotic Approach

- Critical Discourse Analysis


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