Discourse Analysis

Course Code: TI311 • Study year: III • Academic Year: 2022-2023
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