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Language in Television and Film

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Jennifer Thorburn

Période de validité: 2020 -> 2020

Horaires du cours (Hebdomadaire)

Date Lieu Remarque Thématique Intervenant(s)
2020/2021 : Vendredi 12:30-14:00 (Hebdomadaire) Anthropole/3185 EN LIGNE   Jennifer Thorburn


Semestre d'automne
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre
Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 5.00


After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

- critically engage with (socio)linguistic literature and theory, particularly that related to telecinematic discourse and audiovisual translation
- analyse elements of telecinematic discourse and audiovisual translation
- (better) understand how we see on screen reflects and impacts everyday life, with particular emphasis on attitudes and ideologies
- engage thoughtful academic discussion
- ethically conduct nuanced and novel linguistic research


This course introduces students to the study of the language found in television and film. A broad area of research, this seminar will provide an overview of some of the sociolinguistic issues related to this topic. Students will critique different frameworks and methodologies to the study of this type of language, looking at a range of linguistic features and levels.

The seminar begins with a discussion of the nature and functions of dialogue, including its similarities and differences with naturally occurring speech. This is followed by topics related to questions of representation and discrimination in television and film, and how what we see on screen impacts and is influenced by attitudes and ideologies to language. The seminar will then touch on genre and characterisation, followed by reflection on the relationship between multilingualism and these forms of media.


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Exigences du cursus d'études

Minimum C1 in English (CEFR)

Informations supplémentaires


UtilisationCode facultéStatutCrédits
Maîtrise universitaire, Anglais (2015 ->) ›› Discussion sur la base d'un dossier de recherche - MA-ANG-2020Optionnel5.00
Maîtrise universitaire, Anglais (2015 ->) ›› Dissertation sur la base d'un dossier de recherche - MA-ANG-2010Optionnel5.00
Maîtrise universitaire, Anglais (2015 ->) ›› Linguistique anglaise - MA-ANG-3030Optionnel5.00
Maîtrise universitaire, Programme de renforcement (2015 ->) ›› Linguistique anglaise - MA-RENF-ANGOptionnel5.00
Maîtrise universitaire, Sciences du langage et de la communication (2015 ->) ›› Choix libre d'enseignements - MA-SLC-20Optionnel5.00
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