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Advanced Communication in Social Institutions - LING389

This unit explores the view that workplaces are held together by communicative practices. It is the communicative practices that shape the identity of a workplace, produce and regulate its resources and help to solve its problems. This is demonstrated in many contexts such as clinical interaction in healthcare, classroom discourse and the discourse of the courtroom. LING389 provides students with the opportunity to explore such practices 'in action' through their PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) placement. During this placement and throughout their study LING389 students will be expected to take a reflective practice approach in which they will observe, document and make sense of workplace-based communicative practices through an in-depth application of discourse analytical tools. This unit sets students up to be communicatively 'work-ready' for their future careers.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

2018 - Next offered in 2018

Staff Contact(s): Dr Helen Slatyer, Dr Heather Jackson

39cp at 100 level or above including (6cp in LING units at 200 level) Prerequisite Information


6cp from (LING324 or LING325 or LING332 or EDUC373 or SOC3220)

Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: PACE unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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