LING 2306 Approaches to Discourse Analysis

Pre-requisites: ANY FOUN English Language course and ANY ONE OF LING 1001, LING 1002 and LING 1005

(Not currently offered.)

The course is designed to enable participants to retrieve the complexities of meaning that are embedded within discourse delivered in the media and in a variety of institutional settings. Control over our lives is worked out more by our bombardment with dominant ideologies and through interactional control today than through force or law. Yet many of us are entirely unaware of the insidious control which modes of discourse exert over us. This is a recommended course for Linguistics Majors and for the BA in English Language and Literature with Education as well as for students of Communication, History, Literature and Social Sciences.


Method of Instruction: 2 lectures and 1 tutorial per week
Assessment: 40% in-course assessment, 60% final examination

Basic Reading List

Cameron, Deborah. Working with Spoken Discourse. London: Sage, 2001.

Morgan, Paula and Valerie Youssef. Writing Rage: Unmasked Violence in Caribbean Discourse. Kingston: UWI Press, 2006.