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Language in Interaction - LING380

This unit will focus on how people use spoken language to achieve social activity. It will examine how language is employed as a semiotic resource, describing how lexis, syntax, and prosody figure in the organisation of everyday life, and their integration with other semiotic resources (e.g., the body, the material world). It will also explore particular scenes of social activity, such as conversations between friends and family, emergency calls, medical consultations, and interactions involving people with cognitive disorders. This unit will draw on theories and methodologies from a variety of academic traditions to provide students with a multi-perspectival account of how language is used to conduct everyday life.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Dr Joe Blythe

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


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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