EKIA1005 Language and Discourse in the Media (3 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Department of Language and Communication Studies
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



History of the media; media semiotics and the mediated construction of reality; interrelation between language, media, and representation; literacies and oralities; media genres; the rhetoric of media texts.

Completion methods

Lectures, group work, exercises

Assessment details

Learning assignments, exam

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, the student will be able to
• explain the intricate relation between language and the media, also from a historical point of view
• identify and analyze genres in different media
• evaluate style and accuracy of language and structure of texts in different media
• produce appropriate media texts

Description of prerequisites


Study materials

Selected chapters and articles from a.o.:
1. Applen, J.D. 2013: Writing for the Web: Composing, Coding, and Constructing Web Sites. New York etc.: Routledge.
2. Conboy, Martin 2010: The Language of Newspapers. Socio-Historical Perspectives. London etc.: Continuum.
3. Johnson, Sally and Astrid Ensslin (eds.) 2007: Language in the Media. Representations, Identities, Ideologies. London etc.: Continuum
4. Tannen, Deborah and Anne Marie Trester (eds.) 2013: Discourse 2.0 Language and New Media. Washington: Georgetown University Press.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item