Discourse Analysis

Module code: EN7315

This module introduces various approaches and techniques for collecting, analysing and interpreting discourse – that is, the ordinary stretches of language (e.g. advertisements, online chat, face-to-face conversation) that we encounter on a daily basis. You will be introduced to theories and issues in genre and register, conversation analysis, pragmatics, critical discourse perspectives, and computer-mediated discourse. Plentiful opportunities will be provided to apply your understanding to everyday examples of discourse.


  • 14 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 134 hours of guided independent study


  • Assignment, 3,000 words (100%)


With the prior agreement of the module leader(s) the assessment for two option modules may be combined in a single submission of 6,000 words.