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Communication in Social Institutions - LING289

Communication is central to the functioning of human society, forming the basis of how 'things get done'. This includes how our social institutions and service delivery therein are managed through both spoken and written communication. In this unit, we introduce a range of analytical tools and techniques to look at communication in social institutions and professional practice. Starting with some basic principles in linguistics, we examine language and communication from a sociolinguistic and applied linguistic approach, covering a range of communication activities across several social institutions, including the classroom, the clinical interaction, and the courtroom.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Heather Jackson

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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