ENG352 : DISCOURSE ANALYSIS (2018)

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

PLOT 91, CADASTRAL ZONE, JABI, ABUJA

FACULTY OF ARTS

DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES

JULY EXAMINATION 2018

COURSE CODE: ENG 352

COURSE TITLE: DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

CREDIT UNITS:   3

TIME ALLOWED: 2 HOURS

INSTRUCTION: Answer Any 3 Questions, Each question carries 23 marks (Your correct use of language elements will earn you additional 1 mark for each question attempted.)

1.       “The fact that Speech Act Theory has been useful in Discourse Analysis cannot be underestimated. However, it has been frequently criticised because of its inability to account for the indirect speech acts”. Comment on this submission.

(23 marks, 40 minutes)

 

2.      Do an assessment of the Grice’s Cooperative Principle and its shortcomings.

(23 marks, 40 minutes)

 

3.      Explain the Ethnography of Speaking and Information Structure, discussing in detail, their components.

(23 marks, 40 minutes)

 

4.      Write short notes on the following:

 

i.                    Conversational Analysis

ii.                  Turn-Taking

iii.                Theme

iv.                Rheme

v.                  Plane Change

(23 marks, 40 minutes)

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