​Short Courses ​​

ISMC offers intellectually stimulating and inspiring courses and public events which cover a range of topics for students, professionals an​d academics:​


Understanding Political Discourse​: Methods and Practice with Reference to the Middle East and North Africa

​​​Time: 7-9 November 2019

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​The course explores major topics in the study of political discourse, both as the theories and practices were developed in European and North American academia, and as applied to Arabic and other languages in the Middle East and North Africa. The lectures, seminars and readings provide insight into general theoretical questions, such as What is discourse? What is a speech act? What is a language? that are answered with reference to cases of political language use in the Middle East and North Africa. The course presents real materials from politicians’ speeches, TV and social media entertainment programmes, and ordinary speech.​


​Delivered by Dr Nancy Hawker, Governance Programme, Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations​.


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