2017-2018 / LING0007-1

Discourse analysis and typology


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : French as a second language (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Deborah Meunier

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course begins with a presentation of the general theory of...

  • principles, issues and methods for analyzing discourse
  • its structural, enunciative, pragmatic, intertextual, generic, and sociolinguistic viewpoints
  • its relationship with the other fields of linguistics and language sciences.
We will then carry out an in-depth examination of different discourses (literary, media, politics, ordinary, scientific, commercial...).
The selection for the corpus is based on the students' interests or their personal projects, and the participants are expected to take active part in the analytical work.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Introduce the participants to the principles and analytical methods of discourse, and give them an opportunity to put them into practice to clarify the issues and the functioning of various kinds of discourse, or of discursive systems generally.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Some knowledge in linguistics.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The students are expected to participate actively in the discussions provoked and the practical exercises and case studies that are put to them.
Students will analyze a corpus of their choice. Their work will be evaluated which will be specified in the course.

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Second Semester. Wednesday from 12h to 14h, room Comu2

Recommended or required readings

All the resources of the course are accessible to the students on eCampus (bibliographical references, slideshow of the course, instructions of work, readings, etc.).

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam and individual work. Session : in June

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Deborah Meunier

Place du 20-Août, 7 B-4000 Liège Email : dmeunier@ulg.ac.be Tél. : 04 366 53 57 Fax : 04 366 58 55