ERIC Number: ED255462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Language and Society. Course HP06a: Part Time BA Degree Programme.
Griffith Univ., Brisbane (Australia). School of Humanities.
This course, one of 16 sequential courses comprising phase one of a part-time Bachelor of Arts degree program in Australian Studies, examines a number of theoretical approaches to the study of language, particularly those which place language in a social context. It is designed for independent study combined with tutorial sessions. Chapter 1 is an introduction to the course and its study objectives. Chapter 2, "Language as System," deals with structural linguistics and the views of de Saussure. Chapter 3, "Structuralism," covers structural analysis of myth and popular fiction as well as the limits of structuralism. Chapter 4, "Language and Social Relations," place linguistics in its social context. Chapter 5, "Interviewing as Social and Cultural Practice," describes the varieties and forms of interviewing, and interviewing as communication. Chapter 6, "Television Interviews," deals with television interviewing as performance and difficulties this causes. The conclusion argues against the existence of a general theory of language; instead, particular practices and differences are emphasized. Also included are lists of required readings, additional readings, a bibliography, and self-assessment questions. (IS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Griffith Univ., Brisbane (Australia). School of Humanities.
Identifiers: Australia; Saussure (Ferdinand de)
Note: For related courses, see SO 016 371-385. Although readings designed to supplement the course are not included, complete bibliographic information is provided.