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ALM5370

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Louisa Willoughby

Synopsis

Theoretical and methodological approaches to the analysis of discourses and texts. Analysis of written texts and conversation, especially cohesive factors in texts and stylistic and varietal differences in discourse structure. Conversational structure; narrative structures in different languages; indicators of semantic cohesion; how topics are introduced and terminated; how they are recognised and maintained; the distribution of information in a text (givenness, focus, etc.); the place of knowledge and context in language and understanding and the construction of texts in social contexts.

Assessment

Written Work (9,000 words in total): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Louisa Willoughby