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Nov 23, 2011

Daily Discourse in English Seminar Held

International Burch University Linguistics Club organized a seminar on “Daily Discourse in English” by Prof. Dr. Igor Lakić, Dean of Institute for Foreign Languages, University of Montenegro that was held on on 22nd of October in the University premises.


Prof. Lakić gave a seminar on how to analyze discourse as a process. Explaining the bond between meaning and the form, he shed light on some of linguistics terms such as pragmatics and stylistics, and later made the distinctions between discourse and text analysis. Referring to some linguists and their different definitions of discourse analysis, Prof. Dr. Lakić gave some examples from classroom discourse to the audience some of whom are teachers-to-be.

With students, Prof. Lakić shared the details of language often not recognized by speakers occasionally giving examples from Bosnian language. Focusing on written discourse and organizational pattern of news articles at the end of the seminar, Professor spared a time to answer for questions raised by the students. At the end of the lecture our guest was given a certificate by Dr. Azamat Akbarov and souvenir gifts by Asst. Prof. Dr.Melih Karakuzu, Acting Dean of Education Faculty of International Burch University.

Prof. Lakić also taught a seminar for MA and Ph.D. students in the second half of the day regarding discourse analysis, genre analysis and media discourse. Here he provided some details from his own research, “Print Media Discourse: A Case of War Reporting” on NATO airstrikes on Yugoslavia, 1999.

Guest lecturer Prof. Dr. Lakić stated he was happy to visit International Burch University and he hopes for future collaboration of both the academic staff and the students of the two universities.

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