LING 1102 - Language and Ethnography of Communication

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

This course provides the theoretical foundations and basic methods commonly employed in the analysis of human communication, i.e. meaningful human behaviour. Students will become familiar with ethnographic approaches to describing and understanding complex communicative events. The lectures will be concerned with a range of message forms: spoken, written, non-verbal and extra-linguistic across a range of languages and cultures. The course will discuss interpersonal as well as intercultural communication. On completion of this course students will have the skills to observe and analyse language in use.

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