LAI 625 Discourse Analysis Research (Qualitative)

Almost everything that goes on in classrooms is prompted, shaped, and expressed by language, and the analysis of classroom discourse has become an important tool in educational research. This course examines discourse analysis as a research method and teaches techniques of discourse transcription and analysis for use in qualitative research. The course reviews theories of discourse and focuses on key concepts and methods for analyzing discourses. Assignments include responses to readings, transcriptions of audio taped or videotaped discourses and analyses of discourses such as small-group discussions, classroom scenes, in-depth interviews, and naturally occurring conversations.

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