Topic outline

  • The course focuses on the relationship of power and language as the primary means of representation and based on the findings of gender linguistics, it aims to promote a reflexive and critical use of language. It further discusses gender aspects of academic research and both its written and oral presentations. It familiarizes students with the content and form of correct academic writing and introduces critical methods for discourse analysis.

  • 1. Gender and language

  • 2. Gender linguistics

  • 3. Language, discourse, power

  • 4. Politics of location, representation

  • 5. Stylistics, academic text

  • 6. Ethics of research and academic writing

  • 7. Characteristics of oral presentation

  • 8. Gender aspects of spoken language

  • 9. Academic writing: graduate thesis

  • 10. Academic writing: review

  • 11. Characteristics of academic discussion

  • 12. Discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis

  • 13. Practical exercise – academic discussion

  • 14. Practical exercise – textual analysis