LING 2404 Structure and Meaning in Literary Discourse (1)

Pre-requisites: Any TWO of LING 1001, LING 1002 and LING 1005, and three credits of Level I Literatures in English

This course prepares the student to interpret poetry and prose through the analysis of language. Issues associated with structure at the level of sound, sentence and discourse have implications for meaning in the text. The course leads students through description of narrative and verse form to critical interpretation.

Method of Instruction: 2 lectures and 1 tutorial per week

Assessment: 100% in-course assessment


This course alternates with LING 2702. Either one of these two courses is compulsory for ELLE majors.


Basic Reading List

Arp, Thomas and Greg Johnson. Perrine's Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry. Independence, KY: Cengage, 2013.

Beckett, Samuel. Waiting for Godot. New York: Grove Press, 2011 (or any other edition).

Simpson, Paul. Stylistics: A Resource Book for Students. London: Routledge, 2004.