Methods in Written Text Analysis ENGLANG5112
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Critical Studies
- Credits: 20
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course focuses on written texts, examining models of discourse which provide practical insights into the structure and/or cognitive processing of these texts. Students will study a number of approaches and will look critically at the models suggested by well-known text linguists, stylisticians and discourse analysts. Teaching on this course includes a selection of work from the following topics: discourse structures, (cognitive) stylistic analysis, narrative and non-narrative texts.
10 x 1-hour lecture
14 x 1-hour seminars
Requirements of Entry
Standard entry to Masters at College level.
ENGLANG5070: Modern English Language
ENGLANG4019: Written Text and Narrative
ENGLANG4055: Written Text Analysis
2 x 2,500 words written assignment (50% each)
This course aims to:
■ give an overview of different areas of discourse studies
■ facilitate a critical understanding of a range of approaches and methodologies for each
■ familiarise students with the main research tools
■ give a framework within which students can undertake research into text linguistics and discourse analysis.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will:
■ have acquired an advanced understanding of the analytic tools needed to study a special topic in written text analysis and/or discourse studies
■ be able to analyse a body of data relevant to the topic, using quantitative or qualitative methods or a combination of the two
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.