Course Title : Introduction to Speech Analysis
Code Course
Credits ECTS
COM 301-1 B 5 3 0 0 3.00 5
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Language Albanian
Course Level
Description The word "discourse" gives the idea that language is structured according to models (structure) that expressions of people follow when they participate in various areas of social life, such as "medical discourse" political discourse "etc.. Discourse analysis is the analysis of these models. It is not only an approach, but a series of interdisciplinary approaches that can be used to investigate many areas in different types of researches. Three different approaches of discourse analysis: Discourse theory of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe-it; Critical analysis of discourse; Discoursive psychology.
Objectives This course will help students understand that: - our ways of talking do not reflect our world in a neutral way; -identities and social relations play an active role in the creation and changing of the world; - different discourses, which represent specific ways of talking and understanding of social world, are involved in a constant battle with each other to manage each for himself hegemony, which means the hegemonic to fix the meanings of language in its own way; - the specific use of a language can change individual discourses and from there the social and cultural world, through the combination of elements taken from various discourses; - Our access to reality happens always through language. Through language we create representations of reality that are not just reflections of pre-existing reality, but contribute to build reality.
Course Outline
1The branch of discourse analysis
2Signs and verbal code
3Marking and communication
4Aristotle's rhetoric
5To weigh the words: What makes an objective theory good
6Narrative paradigm. Cultural studies according to Stuart Hall
7The role of discourse in the construction of the world
8Midterm Exam
9Ancient rhetoric and neo rhetoric
10Rhetorical discourse of persuasion, speeches, advertising
11Discourse theory of Laclau and Mourfee
12Gender Dialects
13Social theory
14The priority of politics in the theory of Laclau and Mourfee
15The position of subject on the theory of Laclau and Mourfee
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Students will gain knowledge about ways of making different kinds of discourses
2Students will expand critical thinking about the role of discourse in constructing and changing social world
3Students will be able to discuss the multiplicity of discursive identities
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade55
Contribution of final examination to overall grade45
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14456
Assignments 200
Midterms 11010
Final examination 11111
Other 000
Total Work Load 125
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5

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