Study Programmes 2017-2018
Discourse analysis and typology
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)5
Master in French and Romance languages and literatures : French as a second language (120 ECTS)5
Lecturer :
Deborah Meunier
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
The course begins with a presentation of the general theory of...

  • principles, issues and methods for analyzing discourse
  • its structural, enunciative, pragmatic, intertextual, generic, and sociolinguistic viewpoints
  • its relationship with the other fields of linguistics and language sciences.
We will then carry out an in-depth examination of different discourses (literary, media, politics, ordinary, scientific, commercial...).
The selection for the corpus is based on the students' interests or their personal projects, and the participants are expected to take active part in the analytical work.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
Introduce the participants to the principles and analytical methods of discourse, and give them an opportunity to put them into practice to clarify the issues and the functioning of various kinds of discourse, or of discursive systems generally.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Some knowledge in linguistics.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
The students are expected to participate actively in the discussions provoked and the practical exercises and case studies that are put to them.
Students will analyze a corpus of their choice. Their work will be evaluated which will be specified in the course.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Second Semester. Wednesday from 12h to 14h, room Comu2
Recommended or required readings :
All the resources of the course are accessible to the students on eCampus (bibliographical references, slideshow of the course, instructions of work, readings, etc.).
Assessment methods and criteria :
Oral exam and individual work. Session : in June
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
Deborah Meunier

Place du 20-Août, 7 B-4000 Liège Email : Tél. : 04 366 53 57 Fax : 04 366 58 55