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Language and different discourses

Code: 185095
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Anita Runjić-Stoilova
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The aim of the course is to provide students with an insight into the relationship and interaction of language, discourse and society. Also, the aim of the course is to enable students to understand the types of language stratification, language uses and functions in different social contexts. Students will be able to analyse different discourses, primarily from a rhetorical and linguistic-stylistic point of view.

There are no course enrolment requirements.

Course content:
1. Introduction - introducing students to the content of the course and their obligations
2. What is discourse? Defining discourse in relation to style, similarities and differences
3. Rhetoric / Stylistics / Discourse Analysis
4. Linguistic stratification (and discourse types)
5. (Critical) discourse analysis: historical overview, theory and methodology
6. Discourse and its social conditioning (social and cultural)
7. Language and discourse in relation to ideology and power
8. Political discourse: women's political discourse, political parliamentary discourse
9. Media discourse: journalistic, advertising ...
10. Class discourse
11. Conversational discourse
12. Figures and Tropes / Persuasion with Abstraction: Rhetoric and Metaphor
13. Discourse and translation
14. Language and globalization
15. Closing lecture
Seminars thematically follow the lectures.

Students are required to:
- actively, regularly and constructively participate in classes (students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of lectures and 80% of seminars)
- respect the ethical and scientific principles of the higher education institution
- conduct a research and present it in a seminar paper
- pass a written exam in the form of an essay and an oral one in the case of indefinite grade
- to be informed about the classes he / she missed with other students or in consultations with the professor
Considering the learning outcomes and students' obligations, the final grade is based on the following elements:
- essay written - 70%
- presentation and written seminar . 30%
- passed oral exam - 0% or more (depending on the student's wishes)
Criteria for evaluating and grading individual elements are described in the course repository.
  1. Badurina, L., Kovačević, M.: Raslojavanje jezične stvarnosti
  2. Fairclough, N.: Critical Discourse Analysis (2nd Eition).
  3. Mills, S.: Discourse.
  4. Katnić-Bakaršić, M.: Stilistika.
  5. Schiffrin, D., Tannen, D. and Hamilton, H. E: The Handbook of Discourse Analysis
Optional literature:
  1. Badurina, L.: Između redaka. Studije o tekstu i diskursu
  2. Cameron, D.: Working with Spoken Discourse
  3. Chilton, P. A.: Analysing Political Discourse: Theory and Practice.
  4. Dijk, T. A. van: Discourse and Power.
  5. Fairclough, N.: Media Discourse.
  6. Fairclough, N.: Language and Power
  7. Fairclough, N.: Language and Globalization
  8. Faircloug, I., and Fairclough, N.: Political Discourse Analysis.
  9. Kryzan-Stanojević, B.: Javni jezik kao poligon jezičnih eksperimenata
  10. Richardson, E. J.: Analysing Newspapers. An Approach from Critical Discourse Analysis.
  11. Wodak, R. and Meyer, M.: Methods of Critical Discourse Studies (3rd Edition)
1. semester
Mandatory course - Regular studij - Croatian Language and Literature (Cultural Studies)
Mandatory course - Regular studij - Croatian Language and Literature (Teacher Education)
Consultations schedule: