Review Comment

[W4190] Discourse Analysis

December 23, 2010

Gasparov, Boris Silver_nugget
Intro to Linguistics and [W4190] Discourse Analysis

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I took two courses with Prof. Gasparov: Introduction to Linguistics, and Discourse Analysis. He is both brilliant and a phenomenal pedagogue. While I would have liked the intro course to be more technical, Prof. Gasparov gave a wonderful overview of the field. In Discourse Analysis, we analyzed different philosophies of discourse: class was a mix of very clear explanations in a lecture style and discussion. For each philosophy, we had a practicum in which we would apply the theory by analyzing some language sample (writing or speech).

Workload:

Discourse Analysis: one practical analysis through the lens of a theory per week, midterm and final both done at home by e-mail but with a time limit.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
SLAL / CLLN SLAL CLLN W4190: Discourse Analysis Alan Timberlake 2010 Spring / 1
SLAL / CLLN SLAL CLLN W4190: Discourse Analysis Boris Gasparov 2008 Spring TR / 6:10- 7:25 PM 1