Current Issues in Discourse Studies

Major: Applied Linguistics
Code of subject: 7.035.10.O.001
Credits: 3.00
Department: Applied Linguistics
Lecturer: Prof. Ivan Bekhta, Dr. Marianna Dilai
Semester: 1 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Мета вивчення дисципліни: To present modeling of discourse as a situation of information exchange and influence; to describe components of the discourse; to specify textual and discursive categories; to view the concept of a cognitive map of discourse and principles of cognitive modeling of discourse; to form the ability to apply various methods of discourse analysis.
Завдання: - The ability to solve complex tasks and problems in the field of linguistics, translation and information technologies in the process of professional activity or training, which involves conducting research and/or implementing innovations and is characterized by the uncertainty of conditions and requirements. - The ability to think abstractly, analyze and synthesize. - Skills in using information and communication technologies. - The knowledge of different linguistic areas and schools. - The ability to critically interpret historical heritage and the latest achievements of philological science. - The ability to carry out scientific analysis, systematization and generalization of language/speech material taking into account classical and modern methodological principles. - Awareness of the methodological, organizational and legal background necessary for research and/or innovative developments in the field of philology, presentation of their results to the professional community and protection of intellectual property on the results of research and innovation. - The ability to apply in-depth knowledge of applied linguistics to solve professional tasks. - The ability to freely use special terminology in the field of philological research. - Awareness of the role of expressive, emotional, logical means of language necessary to achieve the planned pragmatic result. - The ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of modern scientific methods of linguistic research within the communicative and cognitive areas of linguistics. - Understanding of a modern scientific paradigm, a systematic view of the dynamics of the development of the chosen field of scientific and professional activity; the ability to use professional knowledge and practical skills to carry out research and solve topical problems of applied linguistics. - Cognitive and discursive skills aimed at language perception and language production of coherent meaningful mono- and dialogic textual information in oral and written forms.
Learning outcomes: - to apply modern methods and technologies, in particular information related, for successful and effective implementation of professional activity and assuring the quality of research in the field of applied linguistics; - to evaluate and critically analyze socially, personally and professionally significant problems and suggest ways to solve them in difficult and unpredictable conditions, which requires the use of new approaches and forecasting; - to find optimal ways of effective interaction in the professional team and with representatives of other professional groups of different levels. - to apply knowledge of expressive, emotional, logical means of language and speech technique to achieve the planned pragmatic result and organize successful communication. - to analyze, compare and classify different approaches and schools in linguistics. - to evaluate historical and modern achievements of applied linguistics and other areas of linguistics; - to characterize theoretical foundations (concepts, categories, principles, basic concepts, etc.) and applied aspects of specialized research in the field of language use. - to carry out scientific research into language, speech and literary data, to interpret and structure it selecting appropriate research methodologies, to formulate generalizations out of independently sourced data; - to explain in a clear and convincing way the essence of specific philological problems, their solutions and argumentation to experts and general public, in particular students; - to create, analyze and edit texts of different styles and genres; - to apply specialized conceptual knowledge in the field of applied linguistics to solve complex tasks and problems that require updating and integration of knowledge, often in conditions of incomplete/insufficient information and conflicting requirements. - to conduct linguistic examination of written and spoken language;
Required prior and related subjects: Introduction to Linguistics, Fundamentals of the Theory of Verbal Communication, Psycholinguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Translation Practice (English), part 1, part 2, Translation practice (German/Japanese/Polish/Czech ), part 1, part 2
Summary of the subject: The academic discipline is aimed at presenting the basic concepts of discourse studies and considering the features of discourse modeling as a situation of information exchange and influence. Features of discourse components and text-discursive categories are considered. The principles of applying various methods of discourse analysis are discussed.
Опис: The place of discourse studies in the modern anthropocentric paradigm of linguistics. The object of discourse studies: a history of changes and disagreements in interpretation. Schools of discourse analysis. Interactive determination of discourse. Characteristics of discourse components. Parameters of discourse typology. Text-discursive categories: cohesion and coherence. Text-discursive categories: intentionality, informativeness, acceptability. Text-discursive categories: intertextuality, intersemioticity. Discourse as semiosis. Discourse and speech genres. Discourse modeling. Cognitive map of the discourse. Methods of text and discourse analysis. Discourse analysis. Corpus approach to discourse analysis.
Assessment methods and criteria: • Current control: analysis of literary sources; preparation and defence of the presentation. • Final control: differentiated assessment.
Критерії оцінювання результатів навчання: - Current control (50%): writing an essay and its defence; - Final evaluation (50% ): credit
Recommended books: 1. Бехта І. А. Дискурс наратора в англомовній прозі / І. А. Бехта. – К. : Грамота, 2004. – 304 с. 2. Селиванова А.Е. Основы лингвистической теории текста и коммуникации., Киев: Брама, 2004 – 336 с. 3. Baker P. Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis. London: Continuum, 2006. 4. Baker P., Ellece S. Key Terms in Discourse Analysis. - London, NY: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2011. – 234 p. 5. Discourse across languages and Cultures / Ed. by Carol Lynn Moder, Aida Martinovic-Zic. – Amsterdam, Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2004. – 366 p. – (Studies in Language Companion Series ; vol. 68). 6. Phillips L. Jorgensen M. W. Discourse Analysis as Theory and Method. London, Thousand Oaks, New Delhi: Sage, 2004. 7. Gee J. P. An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method. 4th ed. New York: Routledge, 2014. 256 pp. 8. Malabou C. An Eye at the Edge of Discourse / Malabou C. //Communication theory : An Official Journal of the International Communication Association. – 2007. – Vol. 17, № 1. – P. 16–25. 9. Mayr A. Language and Power. An Introduction to Institutional Discourse / Andrea Mayr. – London ; New York : Continuum International Publishing Group, 2008. – 204 p. 10. Van Dijk T. Discourse and Context: A Socio-cognitive Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 11. Wodak R., Chilton P. A New Agenda in (Critical) Discourse Analysis: Theory, methodology and interdisciplinarity. – John Benjamins Publishing, 2005. - 320 р.