L-LIN/12 - 6 CFU - Annual Tuition

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Learning Objectives

This course aims at investigating language use in specialised contexts.

Course Structure

The course will encompass both theoretical and practical aspects of specialised discourses.

Detailed Course Content

In the first part of the course theoretical and methodological tools will be provided which will be applied to the analysis of new media and social media language. An analysis of authentic materials in that field will also be within the scope of this course.

Textbook Information

Aitchison J., (Editor), Diana M. Lewis (Editor), New Media Language, London, Routledge 2004, pp. 1-18; 65-75; 95-105; 159-186;


Gotti, M., Investigating specialised discourse, Bern, Peter Lang, 2008, pp. 1-230


Seargeant P., Tagg C., (eds)The Language of Social Media Identity and Community on the Internet, Palgrave, 2014, pp. 1-22; 139-160; 208-227.


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