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Course Overview

The focus of this course is a comparison among six dominant approaches to the analysis of discourse: pragmatics, speech act theory, conversational analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication, and variation analysis, with close examination of different kinds of sign language discourse.

Credits: 3
Distribution: Graduate
Prerequisites: all first year Linguistics MA courses, or permission of instructor

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Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate