|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
Unit Convenor and Lecturer
Contact via email@example.comApplied Linguistics and TESOL Course Director
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Admission to MAppLing or MAppLingTESOL or MTransInterMAppLingTESOL
This unit focuses on the analysis of spoken, written and multimodal discourses in a range of real-life settings and domains. It locates such discourses in their historical, institutional, and local contexts and presents a range of methodologies associated with key questions raised by scholars and researchers in discourse analysis research and practice, focusing on descriptive, interpretive and explanatory analysis.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Requesting an extension to assignment due date
On occasion, you may be in a situation when you aren't able to submit an assessment task on time. Extensions are only given in special circumstances, by completing a Special Consideration request. For more information on Special Consideration, see https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration
Late submission of assignments
If you haven't been approved for an extension and you submit your assessment task late, penalties are applied. You should consult your unit convenor if you are in this position. Late submissions will receive a 5% per day penalty. If you submit the assessment task 10 days or more beyond the due date, without an approved extension, you will be awarded a maximum of 50% of the overall assessment marks. Weekends and public holidays are included.
|Discourse Analysis Task||45%||No||Week 7|
|Class/Group Participation||5%||No||Ongoing - see dates posted for each discussion forum|
|Critical Review Essay||50%||No||Week 13|
This 2000-word task involves analysing discourse in relation to methods and theories covered in the first half of the unit.
Participation in online group discussion forums will be noted, but the content of your contributions will not be evaluated
This 4000-word essay involves writing an extended critical review essay integrating three (3) academic articles or book chapters related to a particular Theme from APPL8100
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
APPL8100 is delivered through a weekly two-hour on-campus seminar, which is also broadcast via a video-conferencing platform (e.g. Zoom). This weekly session is recorded and is made available through Echo 360. It is essential for students to listen each to these recordings in full if they are not able to attend in real time.
Lecture slides and other material will be posted weekly on the APPL8100 iLearn site.
There is a textbook for this unit: Candlin, C.N., Crichton, J., & Moore, S.H. (2017). Exploring Discourse in Context and in Action. Palgrave Macmillan. This book is available to Macquarie students as an e-book through the Macquarie University Library, or students may purchase their own copy if they prefer.
Participation in online discussion forums is part of the assessment for this unit, and the discussion topics, dates and instructions will be posted on the APPL8100 iLearn site.
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Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct
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Unit information based on version 2021.01R of the Handbook