SPAN 392: Power and Ideology: (Critical) Discourse Perspectives

Prof. Reyes, Winter 2015

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Jeff Barry
Associate University Librarian
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450
email: barryj[@]
phone: 540-458-8641
office: Leyburn Library M38


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Course Description

SPAN 392-01: Spanish Language Theory and Practice. Power and Ideology: (Critical) Discourse Perspectives (3). Prerequisite: SPAN 215 or 275. This course explores different theoretical approaches to account for language use and, in particular, for the analysis of meaning and the way it is constructed and reconstructed in discourse, especially by the dominant classes with access to public discourse. This course observes how social actors achieve social and political goals by employing specific linguistic choices, therefore relating language use with social processes.