1606 Business and Administrative Communication: Language and Style

1606 Business and Administrative Communication: Language and Style

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1st Cycle
  • 1st year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 45
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 45
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Tadeja Rozman, PhD

 

 

1. Objectives and competences

 

Objectives

  • To be familiar with standard language 
  • To be able to analyse the genres
  • Self-confident user and producer of the texts

Competences

  • Competent use of language sources and handbooks
  • Knowledge in text production
  • Oral and written use of genres

 

2. Content

The course offers a broader linguistic and cultural normative perspective of the contemporary Slovenian standard language and more specific insight into the text-linguistics of business and administrative texts. In the first part of the course, students will gain the required linguistic competences. They will be trained to use the linguistic resources and to correct linguistic errors in their own texts. In the second part of the course, they will be trained to recognise and use the style and patterns of different types of business and administrative texts. Both parts will combine theoretical and practical approaches to linguistic work with relevant texts.

  • Language culture as theory and practice
  • Norm and codification of the Slovene language
  • Language manuals and resources
  • Issues in spelling and grammar
  • Textual and stylistic features of language for special purpuses
  • Textual and stylistic features of
  • business and administrative language
  • Oral types of business and administrative language: text analysis and text production
  • Written types of business and administrative language: text analysis and text production
  • Official letters: the model
  • Bussines letters
  • Invitations. records
  • Hybrid-genres

3. Readings

 

  • Kalin Golob, Monika: Jezikovnokulturni pristop h knjižni slovenščini. Ljubljana, FDV, 2007.
  • Kalin Golob, Monika: O dopisih. Ljubljana: GV Založba, 2001.
  • Toporišič, Jože: Slovenska slovnica. Četrta, prenovljena in razširjena izdaja. Obzorja, Maribor, 2000. (poglavje o zvrstnosti)
  • Slovenski pravopis. Izdala SAZU in ZRC SAZU. Založba ZRC. Ljubljana, 2001.  (pravila)

 

4. Intended learning outcomes

 

Knowledge and understanding:

  • language stanandard
  • language development
  • language specifics of the field
  • texts of bussines and administrative communication
  • co-textual factors for text production

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • student preparations for lectures
  • lecture
  • student preparations for tutorials
  • tutorials

6. Assessment

  • written or oral exam (70%)
  • active work at tutorials (30%)