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Communication in Social Institutions - LING289

This unit explores communication as the means by which our social institutions function through discursive practices. In organisations, professions and other institutions, communication (spoken, written and multi-modal) is central to how 'things get done'. Taking an applied and socio linguistic approach, the unit introduces concepts and techniques to examine institutional communication in a range of contexts (eg clinical interaction, counselling, workplace talk, community meetings). By the end of the unit, students will have developed the skills not only to research and analyse the communication of social institutions, but also to develop their own communication skills for professional practice.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Susan Hoadley

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

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