Seminar: Theories and Methods in Discourse - Details
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Course name Seminar: Theories and Methods in Discourse
Semester WS 2023/24
Current number of participants 20
maximum number of participants 25
Home institute Angewandte Sprachwissenschaft (Anglistik)
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Monday, 16.10.2023 11:45 - 13:15, Room: (D 1003)
Participants Master EAS (10 LP mit Übung)
Master ANIS (12 LP mit Übung)
Lehramt Gymnasium (8 LP)
Pre-requisites Introduction to English Linguistics
Aufbaumodul 'Grammar in Context'
Learning organisation PO 12:
Seminar im Mastermodul EAS-2904 Theories and Methods/EAS-2988 MA ANIS Applied Studies -

PO 23:
Mastermodul EAS-2905 Theories and Methods/EAS-2988 MA ANIS Applied Studies

(Master müssen zum Seminar auch die Übung "Cohesion and Coherence" besuchen!!!)
Performance record Requirements (10 ECTS – 12 ECTS (ANIS) – 8 ECTS GYM):
full participation and oral presentation (+/- 30 min.)
EAS / GYM: portfolio [research plan (3,000 words); data analysis (2,000 words); expanded handout (2,000 words)]
ANIS: portfolio [research plan (4,000 words); data analysis (2,000 words); expanded handout (2,000 words)]
Deadline 22 March 2024 (please hand in print-out with signed Moduldeckblatt and upload electronic version on Plagscan)
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird in Präsenz abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise Biber, D.; Johannson, S.; Leech, G.; Conrad, S. and Finegan, E. 1999. Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English. London: Longman.
Gernsbacher, M.A. & T. Givón (eds.) 1995.Coherence in Spontaneous Text, Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Givón, T. 1993. English Grammar. A Function-Based Approach. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Gruber, H. & G. Redeker (eds.)2014. The Pragmatics of Discourse Coherence. Theories and Applications. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Halliday, M.A.K. 1994. An Introduction to Functional Grammar. London: Arnold.
Illie, C. & Norrick, N. (eds.) 2018. Pragmatics and its Interfaces. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Quirk, R., Greenbaum, S., Leech, G., Svartvik, J. 1985. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. London: Longman.
Miscellanea Masterstudierende müssen das Seminar muss in Kombination mit der Übung 'Cohesion and Coherence' besuchen
ECTS points 8/10/12

Rooms and times

(D 1003)
Monday: 11:45 - 13:15, weekly (15x)

Module assignments


The goal of this seminar is to examine the most important approaches to discourse and their application to English data. On the one hand, we will discuss text-linguistic methodologies, conversation-analytic methodologies and discourse-pragmatic methodologies. On the other, we are going to apply their most important building blocks to spoken discourse, written discourse and computer-mediated discourse. Particular attention is given to how these ‘building blocks’ can be identified, and which functions they may fulfil in naturally occurring discourse.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Zeitgesteuerte Anmeldung: Theories and Methods in Discourse".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • The enrolment is possible from 04.09.2023, 08:00 to 09.10.2023, 12:00.
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 11.10.2023 on 12:00. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.