Discourse

Course Code :2014FLWTLN
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Jan Nuyts

3. Course contents *

In this course we inquire into the organizational principles of conversations and texts, with application to Dutch. We will start out from a few theories and models in the international literature, including speech act theory, politeness theory,  conversation analysis, discourse analysis, and Rhetorical Structure Theory. We will get acquainted with each of these approaches (on the basis of readings and short introductory lectures), and we will test their applicability and plausibility on the basis of an analysis of Dutch texts and conversations (corpus analysis).