ENG 605: Discourse Analysis نجل 605: تحليل الخطاب

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. This includes the systems of Transitivity, MOOD and modality, Theme and Information structure, and the different textual and logical cohesive devices. Finally, students employ these tools and others 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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