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Cursus: TLRMV16107
TLRMV16107
Discourse, Cognition and Communication
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeTLRMV16107
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Talen, Literatuur en Communicatie RMA;
Contactpersoonprof. dr. T.J.M. Sanders
Telefoon+31 30 2536080
E-mailT.J.M.Sanders@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
prof. dr. T.J.M. Sanders
Feedback en bereikbaarheid
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. T.J.M. Sanders
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
3  (07-02-2022 t/m 08-04-2022)
Aanvangsblok
3
TimeslotD: D (WO-middag, WO-namiddag, Vrijdag)
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
OpmerkingCourse with priority rules. Register before 12 noon on November 15, 2021!
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 01-11-2021 t/m 28-11-2021
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
Na-inschrijvingJa
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
After succesfully completing this course, students
* have an overview of the field of discourse studies and discourse processing, as well as of the leading questions in the field;
* can formulate specific research questions and operationalizations of research that contribute to the field
* are able to present these issues in an understandable and challenging way;
* are able to relate research on language use and discourse representation to issues of optimal communication.
Inhoud
Language users communicate through discourse. The constituting property of discourse is that it shows connectedness. This connectedness is a cognitive phenomenon: Language users make a coherent representation of the discourse under consideration. The discourse itself contains (more or less) overt signals that direct this interpretation process.

Discourse coherence manifests itself in referential coherence (anaphora, pronouns, discourse topics) and in coherence relations, such as Cause-Consequence and Contrast. These relations are conceptual and they can be made explicit by linguistic markers, so-called connectives (because, so, however) and lexical cue phrases (The result is, In conclusion).

First, we discuss how language users process and represent discourse structures. In addition, we investigate how cognitive categories, such as causality and subjectivity, influence how we process and mark coherence relations. We will do so by examining studies using a variety of methods, such as corpus research and eye-tracking experiments. The course will also discuss how various languages express coherence and how children acquire these linguistic markers. Finally, we discuss the implications for communication: how can we design texts that are comprehensible for the target audience? And how do new media influence how we process and represent text?

  
Aanvullende informatie
Priority rules apply to this course. Make sure you register for this course before 15 November 12:00h (noon) 2021 to be considered for enrolment.
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
Je moet voldoen aan de volgende eisen
  • Alle onderstaande cursussen zijn behaald
    • Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Verplicht materiaal
Wordt nader bekendgemaakt
To be announced.
Kosten materiaal:25,00
Werkvormen
Hoor/werkcollege

Algemeen
We meet with the group and discuss the literature. Every week another group of 2-3 of students has a special responsibility for an article. This presentation takes around 30 minutes, followed by a preparation of a discussion of 20 minutes. The subgroup leads the discussion. Students should show their ability to extract the important points of a research article and communicate them clearly to their audience.

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Students are expected to read the literature for each meeting. They are also expected to evaluate the literature critically, and to work on a research proposal.In preparation of the first four weeks, the students are also expected to work on short exercises regarding the reading materials.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Subgroups of 2-3 students prepare a presentation together; they share the responsibility for this.

Toetsen
Opdracht
Weging10
Minimum cijfer-

Paper
Weging60
Minimum cijfer-

Referaat
Weging30
Minimum cijfer-

Deadlines
To be announced

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