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Module Code: LNG201
Module Title: Language and Media
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Pre-requisites: ENG103 OR LNG103
   
Aims
This module offers students a comprehensive introduction to how language interacts with media. Understood in its broadest sense, media discourse is here viewed both within an interactional and a representational or critical framework. By using a wide variety of authentic texts from newspaper coverage, interview, speech, chat show, advertising, reality television, weblog, etc., it will equip students with a good knowledge of different varieties of language used in media discourse, of how patterns in such language use contribute to recognizable media genres and styles, of broader social themes and consequences that arise from media language, as well as of a number of approaches to media discourse.


• To introduce different varieties of language used;



• To discuss different approaches to media discourse;



• To explore, from different perspectives, how information is presented;



• To analyse a variety of authentic texts;



• To evaluate media discourse as a social practice.


Learning outcomes 
A. Have a good knowledge of key concepts in language and media

B. Identity different media discourse genres and media rhetorics


C. Explore different varieties of language used


D. Analyze real texts with different but appropriate approaches


E. Explain the link of language used to broader social themes like identity, power relations, and ideology


F. Demonstrate critical reflection on media discourse
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components (Lectures and Tutorials/workshops).


Lectures


Tutorials/ workshops
Syllabus 
A. Develop a good knowledge of key concepts in language and media

B. Identity different media discourse genres and media rhetorics


C. Explore different varieties of language used


D. Analyze real texts with different but appropriate approaches


E. Explain the link of language used to broader social themes like identity, power relations, and ideology


F. Demonstrate critical reflection on media discourse

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26     14      110  150 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Essay 15.00
2 Presentation 15.00
3 Coursework 70.00

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