ENG 643: Discourse Analysis نجل 643: تحليل الخطاب

Welcome to the Discourse Analysis (Eng 643) course. This advanced course introduces students to the different approaches to discourse analysis, the stylistic properties of different types of text genres, and the linguistic approach which offers the potential to consider both text and context in an integrated manner, namely Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL). Students are introduced into the ideational and the interpersonal linguistic tools, in addition to the textual tools that organize a text. They explore the role of different cohesive devices and the system of Theme and Information structure. Finally, students employ these tools in the analyses of multimodal written texts in order to develop a systematic, linguistically principled report that compares the texts, including their stylistic properties and potential communicative effects (to influence readers’ beliefs and points of view).

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