School of Letters Department of Humanities

(Credit 1)
選択科目
Intended Year:
Intended School:
英語 VI
English VI
Sub Title  Written English Discourse Analysis
外国人教師 Edmundo Cruz LUNA
Numbering Code: LET-HUM4032E
Course Code:
2018 FallTerm
weekly Mon4
Ito B-218 Classroom
E科目 (English, English)
Course Overview This course is designed to give students the opportunity to analyze the organization of written English discourse above the sentence or clause level. Samples of written English texts will be used as the basis for analysis. Some of the issues that will be covered in this course include textual cohesion, discourse coherence, and discourse genre analysis. Fundamentally, the analysis of written discourse enables us to trace and understand the different textual patterns and
lexical/grammatical features employed by writers and readers to produce
and make sense of stretches of communication in a coherent and
meaningful manner.
Keywords : written discourse, discourse analysis, written English, textual cohesion, discourse genre, discourse coherence
Prerequisites :
Required Ability :
Course Plan Textbooks : There is no official textbook for this course. Rather, a reading packet with the following articles will be made available:

Bhatia, V. 1993. Analysing Genre: Language use in Professional Settings.
London: Longman.

Coulthard, M. 1985. An Introduction to Discourse Analysis. London:
Longman.

Fairclough, N. 2003. Analysing Discourse: Textual Analysis for Social
Research. London: Routledge.

Halliday, M.A.K. and Hasan, R. 1976. Cohesion in English. London: Longman.

Halliday, M.A.K. 1989. Spoken and Written Language. Oxford: OUP.

Hoey, M. 2000. Textual Interaction: An Introduction to Written
Discourse Analysis. London: Routledge.

Swales, J. 1990. Genre Analysis: English in Academic and Research
Settings. Oxford: OUP.
Reference Books :
Course Handouts : Handouts will be made available in a dedicated Dropbox folder.

Tentative Weekly Schedules Lecture Exercise, Field trip etc. Comments, suggestions for the course preparation, review, etc.
1 Introduction: Sentence vs Utterance - What is discourse analysis? Textuality, cohesion and coherence, text typology
2 Text types and characteristics: Narrative, directive, descriptive, expository, argumentative, mixed
3 Discourse functions: Transactional vs. interactional, Macro- and micro-functions
4 Narrative and evaluative clauses; abstracts and codas; orientation (internal/external)
5 Reference in text and discourse: endophora, exophora; substitution and ellipsis; connectives
6 Lexical relations: synonymy, antonymy, hyponymy, meronymy, anaphoric vs cataphoric nouns; discourse-organizing words
7 Verbal elements: TAM marking (tense, aspect, modality)
8 Alternate Patterns of Discourse Structure: BPSE, Question-Answer, Claim-Counterclaim, General-Specific Midterm Paper due
9 Academic Patterns of Thought 1: Definition, Classification, Order or
Sequence
10 Academic Patterns of Thought 2: Cause and Effect, Comparison and
Contrast, Listing and Enumeration
11 The Role of Background Knowledge: Frames, scripts, scenarios, and schemata
12 Discourse Topic: Topic boundary markers
13 Discourse Coherence: Theme and Rheme
14 Putting it all together
15 Final Data Presentations Final Paper deadline: TBD

Suggestion for success (Specific) : Please let me know if you are having difficulties comprehending the material - I am free to talk whenever I am in my office. I can also make appointments via email.
Study Consultation (Office Hours) :
Course Objectives
かなり優れている 優れている 及第である 一層の努力が必要
B_B1-c [外国語運用能力]
Students will be required to understand and apply several high-level concepts and principles in English - as well as analyzing several written English texts using such concepts and principles. Thus, a basic understanding of English is essential
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "good." AVERAGE/SATISFACTORY LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and contributions in English, falls below average. More effort and application are required to pass.
B_B1-f [批判的討論]
Students will be required to critically analyze and discuss the discourse strategies that are employed in several types of written English discourse.
EXCELLENT LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "outstanding." GOOD LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "good." AVERAGE/SATISFACTORY LEVEL: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and contributions in English, can be evaluated as "satisfactory." DEFICIENT: Student achievement in this area, as measured through his/her level of class preparation and contributions in English, falls below average. More effort and application are required to pass.
GPA Evaluation
A B C D F
授業を通じて、総じて「かなり優れている」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、概ね「優れている」を超える活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「及第する」に相当する活動を行った。 授業を通じて、総じて「及第する」には達しないものの、それに近い活動を行った。 授業を通じて、「一層の努力が必要」の活動にとどまった。
Evaluation
Standpoint→
Evaluation Method
B_B1-c
[外国語運用能力]
B_B1-f
[批判的討論]
Grading Percentage, Disqualification etc.
Report 25%
Presentation 35%
Report 40%

Additional Information regarding Evaluation Method : Midterm paper analysis: 25%
Presentation on analysis of final paper: 35%
Final paper analysis: 40%
Others Others :

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