LIN 330 Discourse, Style, and Presupposition (3 credits)
This course builds on Sociolinguistics. Here we examine issues of register, variety (dialect), discourse structure, style, presupposition. The student will be invited to (1) examine discourse samples to analyze presupposition, implications, and fallacies. The insights of argument structure will organize this approach. The student will be challenged to "listen between the lines." We will then look at several specific topics depending on the interests of the examination (forensic linguistics); (2) gender-based language style, and (3) the relationship between discourse style and identity.