10758 Media Discourse

Credits: 3 intermediate credits in Communication

Prerequisites: none

Development team: Shoshana Blum-Kulka, Oren Soffer, Oren Livio, Pinhas Stern, Ayelet Kohn, Michal Hamo, and Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt

The course is based on a translation (by Yael Ungar) of Discourse Analysis, 2nd ed., by B. Johnstone (Blackwell, 2008), adapted to Hebrew discourse; and a reader of theoretical and empirical articles focusing on Israeli issues.

The course provides an introduction to the basic theoretical approaches and methodological tools of discourse analysis, targeted at students who do not necessarily have any background in linguistics, and in light of the growing significance of this research field in the social sciences in general and in communication studies in particular. The course discusses the relations between discourse and "reality," and examines in detail a variety of theoretical and practical aspects associated with critical discourse analysis, conversation analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, narrative analysis, and linguistic ethnography, among other approaches.