Course: Discourse Analysis and Theory
JANUARY - MARCH 2023
(see the program below for specific times and dates)
TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS: 20
180€ for full course
30€ for 1 class session
The deadline for registration is January 23rd.
Course certificate included
*Registration for full for course only. If you wish to register for an individual class session please contact us directly at email@example.com.
The purpose of this course is to introduce general aspects of discourse theory and analysis. It is divided into four parts. First, various research backgrounds in the language sciences, humanities, and social sciences that gave rise to discourse theory are presented. Second, the main dimensions and key concepts in discourse theory are presented. Third, the methodologies and types of discourse analysis are discussed. And fourth, some of the most analyzed research topics in the field of Discourse Studies are presented.
It is an introductory course to discourse theory which will be very useful for students, teachers, or researchers who are entering the field of discourse analysis for the first time. But it is also a course suitable for those who are already working in the area of discourse, but who do not yet have a complete and comprehensive view of discourse theory.
The course consists of 7 sessions/ 20 hours of class. You may register for the entire course or by thematic blocks. Classes will be online (zoom) and in-person (Plaça del Bonsuccés 7, entresuelo 6, Barcelona).
The course will be taught by Dr. César Rojo and includes a final session with a lecture given by Prof. Dr. Teun van Dijk.
Saturdays / from 16:00 to 19:00 (CET/ UTC+1)*
*(with the exception of the final lecture with Teun van Dijk, programed on Friday, 10 March, from 17:00 to 19:00)
28/01: Background of discourse theory I. Text linguistics, sociolinguistics and pragmatics, rhetoric and literary studies.
04/02: Background of discourse theory II. Memory, comprehension, language and social behavior: cognitive psychology and social psychology.
11/02: Background of discourse theory III. Social interaction and practices, social and cultural structure: sociology, anthropology and history.
18/02: Discourse theory. Micro and macro dimensions of discourse: linguistic, cognitive, social-historical. Discourse and text. Text and context. Oral and written discourse. Discourse Analysis or Discourse Studies?
25/02: Methodologies and types of discourse analysis. Quantitative and qualitative analysis. Theoretical, descriptive, applied, and critical analysis. The linguistic corpus: collection and analysis.
04/03: Research topics in Discourse Studies: written discourses (news, advertisements, poems, songs, etc.) and oral discourses (telephone calls, job interviews, etc.), from discourse to society, from social problems to social movements.
Friday from 17:00 to 19:00 (CET/ UTC+1)
10/03: Lecture by Prof. Dr. Teun van Dijk. The role of Discourse Studies in society.