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LT4239 - Conversation Analysis

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
3
Course Duration
One Semester
Pre-requisite(s)
CTL2201 Introduction to Linguistics, LT2201 Introduction to Linguistics or CTL2290Introduction to Language Studies, LT2290 Introduction to Language Studies or CTL2229 Linguistics I, LT2229 Linguistics I
Pre-cursor(s)
(i) CTL3212 Phonetics, LT3212 Phonetics and (ii) CTL3209 Syntax, LT3209 Syntax or CTL3211 Semantics, LT3211 Semantics
Equivalent Course(s)
CTL4239 Conversation Analysis
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2015/16
Semester B 2016/17 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
 
Course Aims

This course aims to introduce Conversation Analysis as a systematic study of everyday conversation and enable the students to apply the conversation-analytic concepts and skills in describing and analyzing naturally-occurring conversational data. It will cover two perspectives on conversation: conversational organizations and conversational actions.

There are practical workshops and guided work on authentic data which involve listening to and analyzing tapes and transcripts of actual conversations. The model and methodology used are those established by the American pioneers in the field, H. Sacks, E. Schegloff and G. Jefferson.

Students of this course are expected to master the basic concepts of the subject and be able to apply them to analyzing actual spoken data.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
 
Detailed Course Information

LT4239.pdf

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