Phillabaum_LLD261_S09 - LLD 261-01 English Structures for...

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Instructor: Scott Phillabaum OfFce: Clark Hall 479 OfFce Hours: M 3-5, W 2-4, by appointment E-mail: Webpage: Phone: 408-924-7095 Catalog Description: This course introduces students to the semantics, pragmatics, and discourse structures of English as these relate to second language acquisition and second language teaching. It is part of the MA TESOL core. Prerequisites: Ling 101, LLD 260 (strictly enforced) Textbooks: Johnstone, Barabara (2007). Discourse analysis (Second edition) . Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing. Riggenbach, H. (1999). Discourse analysis in the language classroom: Volume 1, the spoken language . Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press. Yule, G. (1996). Pragmatics . Oxford: Oxford University Press. Course Reader available at Maple Press. Course Content: This course will provide an overview of semantics and the major approaches to pragmatics and discourse analysis and will introduce students to the analytical tools used to examine written and spoken discourse. Discourse Analysis as a Feld of study is characterized by a variety of approaches and a diversity of deFnitions. While this course will discuss a number of these approaches, it will emphasize the analysis of actual, recorded interactions. In addition to lectures and discussions of the assigned readings, the class will also engage in data sessions designed to provide students with hands-on experience in analyzing actual discourse data. These data sessions will be led and modeled by the instructor. As the semester progresses, students will present data they have collected. This data will form the basis for the Fnal project – a lesson plan designed for teaching L2 pragmatics and discourse based on an in depth analysis of actual discourse data. Course Goals and Objectives : Upon completion of this course you should be able to: Describe the various approaches to semantics, pragmatics, and discourse analysis and the sorts of data that scholars examine; Talk about the issues and difFculties inherent in transcription
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