Discourse Analysis

This course introduces discourse analysis as a field of linguistics and the different approaches used in the analysis of discourse. The course covers the general overview of the phenomena included in the study of discourse, its historical development, principles, approaches, and methods in analyzing written and spoken discourse. The students are expected to write an original paper analyzing a spoken or written discourse and applying appropriate methods of discourse analysis. Likewise, they should develop a critical awareness and appreciation of both theoretical and practical issues relevant to the field of Discourse Analysis.