Language and Communication
Language and Communication 2022-23
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 1
- Introduction: Communication and miscommunication in everyday life – and linguistic reasons for them
- Theories and models of communication
- Linguistic principles
- Methods of discourse analysis
- Modes of communication
- Contexts and areas of communication
- Public contexts (e.g., media, journalism, political, or scientific discourse)
- Communication in the internet
- Classroom discourse
- Casual contexts
- Intercultural communication
-threshold -D: Student has achieved the minimum acceptable standard of understanding and/or knowledge in all the learning outcomes. Student can demonstrate a minimum level of understanding of the basic concepts and be able to apply them to data with some degree of accuracy. -good -B: Student has achieved a better-than-average standard of understanding and/or knowledge in all learning outcomes, and has a clear and accurate understanding of concepts; ability to apply concepts to data critically and thoughtfully; evidence of wide reading and clear and accurate reference to source materials; free from misunderstanding and errors of content; free from irrelevant material. -excellent -A: Student has achieved a thorough standard of understanding and/or knowledge in all learning outcomes; or student has demonstrated an exceptional level of achievement in one or more learning outcomes together with a good overall standard: student has achieved a thorough understanding of the subject, both in terms of content and theory; student is able to apply concepts clearly and accurately; substantial evidence of critical and original thought and analysis; clear, logical argument; high level of communicative competence; free from irrelevant material and errors of spelling and punctuation; evidence of extensive reading beyond basic texts and clear and accurate references to source material.
- Students will be able to conduct a small-scale study analysing language samples.
- Students will be able to confidently discuss analysis results.
- Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of language used in different communication contexts.
- Students will be able to follow discourse analytic methodology procedures.
- Students will be able to identify systematic features of everyday language.