Postgraduate taught 

Applied Linguistics MSc

Narrative and Cognitive Stylistics ENGLANG4045

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course introduces a wide range of linguistic and psychological models for studying written texts, focusing particularly on narratives. Students will study and apply cognitive stylistic methods and theories.

Timetable

1x1hr lecture; 1x1hr seminar per week over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.

 

This is one of the Honours options in English Language and may not run every year. The options that are running this session are available on MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into English Language, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes who qualify under the University 's 25% regulation.

It is recommended that students will have taken ENGLANG4055 Written Text Analysis.

Excluded Courses

ENGLANG4019 Written Text and Narrative

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Examination (90 minutes) - 50%

Essay (2000 words) - 50%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ examine models of discourse through a detailed examination of texts, particularly narratives;

■ analyse samples of narratives and other texts using cognitive stylistic techniques;

■ provide a critical appraisal of current cognitive stylistic theories.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ acquire and apply knowledge of a range of approaches to the analysis of texts, particularly narratives;

■ analyse their own examples of written texts, particularly narratives, to illustrate key theories, models of text, and methods of analysis;

■ develop critical analytical skills in relation to cognitive stylistic theories.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.