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Styles – Genres – Contexts

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Course ID: 3502-JIS-13 Erasmus code / ISCED: 14.2 / (0314) Sociology and cultural studies
Course title: Styles – Genres – Contexts Name in Polish: Style – gatunki – konteksty
Organizational unit: Institute of Applied Linguistics
Course groups: (in Polish) Wykłady
ECTS credit allocation (and other scores): (not available)
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Prerequisites (description):

general linguistic knowledge

Mode:

Remote learning

Short description:

The lectures discuss the ways in which genres, styles and contexts, understood as linguistic and cognitive practices and social institutions, create and change social reality. In particular, the lectures focus on the role of genres representing various areas of discourse in creating and developing specific areas of public life. The texts characteristic of these areas are shown to act as both representations and media of cultural processes occurring in these domains. It is also shown how development of genres is often accompanied by changes, displacements and even reversals of textually defined social roles, which in turn stimulates the processes of identity reconstruction and the resulting changes in styles and perspectives of expression. Emergence of new communication scripts in interpersonal relationships and of new discursive patterns of action entails the reformulation of contextual parameters, against which the interactants interpret the actual communication events.

Full description:

In the age of global contacts and cultural exchange, which contribute to far-reaching social transformations in various areas of life, discourse plays the key role as a medium combining language activities with the related social practices. Genres and styles are important components of these transformations, acting as carriers of meaning in interaction on the one hand, and reflecting the actions, positions and relationships of the interactants on the other. These relations in turn contribute to the constantly evolving contexts, whose sources can be found in discursively shaped cognitive schemata of social actors, which likewise exert a direct impact on the textual form of communication events.

The lectures discuss the ways in which genres, styles and contexts, understood as linguistic and cognitive practices and social institutions, create and change social reality. In particular, the lectures focus on the role of genres representing various areas of discourse in creating and developing specific areas of public life, including politics, economy, business, media, education, or advertising. The texts characteristic of these areas are shown to act as both representations and media of cultural processes occurring in these domains, including globalization, marketization or technologization, which is reflected in the transformation of genres and styles, including their hybridization, conversationalization or multimodality. It is also shown how development of genres is often accompanied by changes, displacements and even reversals of textually defined social roles, which in turn stimulates the processes of identity reconstruction and the resulting changes in styles and perspectives of expression. Emergence of new communication scripts in interpersonal relationships and new discursive patterns of action entails the reformulation of contextual parameters, against which the interactants interpret the actual communication events.

Student workload:

Lectures: 30 hours

Reading literature: 20 hours

Preparation for classes: 10 hours

Preparation for the exam: 20 hours

Total: 80 hours

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Bibliography:

Bartmiński, J. i S. Niebrzegowska-Bartmińska (2009) Tekstologia, Warszawa: PWN (rozdziały 3.5, 3.6).

Biniewicz, J. (2010) „Tabloidyzacja dyskursu naukowego”, Oblicza komunikacji 3: 177-183.

Brzoza, K. (2014) „Entertainizacja polityki”, Zeszyty Prasoznawcze 57: 394-407.

Duszak, A. (1998) Tekst, dyskurs, komunikacja międzykulturowa, Warszawa: PWN (Rozdział 4, oraz Rozdziały 5.1, 5.2)

Eggins, S. i J. R. Martin (2001) “Gatunki i rejestry dyskursu”. W: T. A. van Dijk (red.) Dyskurs jako struktura i proces, Warszawa: PWN, 153-181.

Gajda, S. (2013) „Teoria stylu i stylistyka”. W: E. Malinowska, J. Nocoń i U. Żydek-Bednarczuk (red.) Style współczesnej polszczyzny: przewodnik po stylistyce polskiej, Kraków: Universitas, 15-33.

Grech, M., A. Książek & A. Przyborska-Borkowicz (2009) „Dyskurs firm i instytucji – konstrukcja rzeczywistości”. W: I. Kamińska-Szmaj, T. Piekot i M. Poprawa (red.) Ideologie codzienności, Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, 145–158.

Kamińska-Szmaj, I. (2013) „Komunikacja polityczna – język, styl, dyskurs”. W: E. Malinowska, J. Nocoń i U. Żydek-Bednarczuk (red.) Style współczesnej polszczyzny: przewodnik po stylistyce polskiej, Kraków: Universitas, 407-465.

Kita, M. (2013) „Dyskurs prasowy”. W: E. Malinowska, J. Nocoń i U. Żydek-Bednarczuk (red.) Style współczesnej polszczyzny: przewodnik po stylistyce polskiej, Kraków: Universitas, 199-288.

Lisowska-Magdziarz, M. (2006) Analiza tekstu w dyskursie medialnym, Kraków: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego. (53-112)

Loewe, I. (2008) „Polska genologia lingwistyczna. Rekonesans”, Tekst i Dyskurs = Text und Dyskurs 1: 5-15.

Loewe, I. (2013) „Styl reklamy komercyjnej”. W: E. Malinowska, J. Nocoń i U. Żydek-Bednarczuk (red.) Style współczesnej polszczyzny: przewodnik po stylistyce polskiej, Kraków: Universitas, 381-405.

Rejter, A. (2008) „Genologia lingwistyczna w perspektywie analiz dyskursu : szanse i ograniczenia”, Tekst i Dyskurs = Text und Diskurs 1: 17-30.

Rutkowski, M. (2016) „Dyskurs urzędowy w ramach dyskursu instytucjonalnego”. W: B. Witosz, K. Sujkowska-Sobisz i E. Ficek (red.) Dyskurs i jego odmiany, Katowice: Wydawnictwo UŚ, 43-53.

Sandig, B. i M. Selting (2001) „Style dyskursu”. W: T. A. van Dijk (red.) Dyskurs jako struktura i proces, Warszawa: PWN, 131-152.

Skudrzyk, A. i J. Warchała (2013) „Język potoczny – dyskurs potoczny”. W: E. Malinowska, J. Nocoń i U. Żydek-Bednarczuk (red.) Style współczesnej polszczyzny: przewodnik po stylistyce polskiej, Kraków: Universitas, 35-59.

Wojtak, M. (2011) „O relacjach dyskursu, stylu, gatunku i tekstu”, Tekst i Dyskurs = Text und Diskurs 4: 69-78.

Żydek-Bednarczuk, U. (2013) „Dyskurs internetowy”. W: E. Malinowska, J. Nocoń i U. Żydek-Bednarczuk (red.) Style współczesnej polszczyzny: przewodnik po stylistyce polskiej, Kraków: Universitas, 347-379.

Żydek-Bednarczuk, U. (2013) „Dyskurs medialny”. W: E. Malinowska, J. Nocoń i U. Żydek-Bednarczuk (red.) Style współczesnej polszczyzny: przewodnik po stylistyce polskiej, Kraków: Universitas, 179-197.

Learning outcomes:

The graduate

K_W01 Has an in-depth knowledge of the subject and methodology of linguistics, discourse analysis and social semiotics.

K_W03 Knows terminology in the fields of linguistics, discourse analysis and social semiotics at the advanced level.

K_W05 Has an in-depth knowledge of linguistics, linguistics-related discourse analysis and social semiotics

K_W07 Knows advanced methods developed by linguistics, linguistics-related discourse analysis and social semiotics, which allow the student to problematize, analyze and interpret the phenomena occurring in the fields of culture, interpersonal communication and in social discourses.

K_W16 Has an advanced knowledge about man as a creator of and participant in social and cultural discourses.

K_U05 Can use the achievements of modern linguistics, linguistics-related discourse analysis and social semiotics for the purpose of critical analysis and interpretation of cultural artifacts, and of intellectual and ideological trends.

K_K01 Understands the need for lifelong learning, is ready to undertake third degree studies.

K_K02 Is ready to take up a job requiring knowledge of the language of public, specialist and intercultural communication; knowledge of a selected foreign language and knowledge of contemporary social and political processes.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

written exam (100% of the grade)

Admission to the exam is based on the presence at the lecture. Two unexcused absences are allowed. If a student has more than two absences, including excused ones, he/she should ask the lecturer about the form of getting credit for the material from the classes when the student was absent, and then obtain such credit before the end of the semester. If a student is absent at more than 50% of classes, he/she does not get credit for this course, pursuant the Faculty Regulations.

Exam result:

99% -100 - 5!

98% - 91% - 5

90% - 86% - 4.5

85% - 76% - 4

75% - 71% - 3.5

70% - 60% - 3

less than 60% - 2

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