LING 2702 Point-of-View 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

The course aims at preparing students to interpret poetry and prose by analysis of perspective and semantics in the discourse. It also aims at familiarising students with theoretical linguistics issues associated with poetics, in particular those issues associated with point-of-view and with the linguistic bases of figurative language. At the end of the course, students should be prepared to describe and to explain how perspective is conveyed in fiction and poetry.

Method of Instruction: 2 lectures and 1 tutorial per week

Assessment: 100% in-course assessment

Basic Reading List

Hopkinson, Nalo. Midnight Robber. Grand Central Publishing, 2000.

Simpson, Paul. Language Ideology and Point-of-View. Routledge, 1993.

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This course alternates with LING 2404. Either one of these two courses is compulsory for ELLE majors.