Courses Catalogue

Discourse Analysis

COURSE CODE: ENL 3201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Linguistic Forms and Functions (10 hours)

  1. The functions of language
  2. Spoken and written language
  3. Sentence and utterance

Interpreting Discourse (15 hours)

  1. The role of context in interpretation
  2. Contextual features
  3. Cohesion
  4. Coherence

Conversation Analysis

Locally Managed systems (10 hours)

  1. Turn-taking and adjacency pairing
  2. The co-operative principle
  3. Implicature
  4. Schema and script

Non-locally managed systems (10 hours)

  1.   Telephone talk
  2.   Classroom talk

TEACHING-LEARNING METHODS

  1.   Lectures
  2. Reading assignments
  3. Practical assignments
  4. Discussions

TEACHING-LEARNING MATERIALS

  1. Whiteboard and markers
  2. Flip charts
  3. LCD Projectors
  4. CDs, DVDs and Tapes