Discourse Analysis

Course Code: TI311 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Applied Modern Languages • Field of study: Translation and interpretation
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Iuliana Maria Wainberg-Drăghiciu
Seminar tutor: Iuliana Maria Wainberg-Drăghiciu
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2

Course aims:

Introduction of the specific terminology of the discipline.
The acquisition of the basic concepts of the discipline.
Implementing their practical perspectives on translation and interpretation.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

I. Theoretical references 1. Text and speech. Types of texts and modes of speech. 2. The device of communication: the communication situation – staging according to the purposes – categories of the languages – the text. 3. The speech acts. The functions of the language. 4. Types of texts: scientific, advertising, information, instruction, etc. Modes of organization of the speech: enunciative, descriptive, narrative, argumentative. II. Applications 5. The “media discourse” type. 6. The “political speech” type. 7. The “commercial speech” type. 8. The scientific speech. 9. The Academic discourse.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification, applications

Learning outcomes:

The formation of linguistic thinking; the ability to integrate and to use this knowledge in a professional perspective – the practice of interpretation and translation.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – 100%.

Recommended reading:

Oswald Ducrot et al., Les mots du discours, Editions de Minuit, Paris, 1980,
H. G. Widdowson, Discourse analysis, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007,
Gillian Brown, George Yule, Discourse analysis, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012,