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Department of English

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NCLR 2006


Donna Lillian
Associate Professor

Office: Bate 2202
Phone: 252-328-6023

Donna Lillian's is Associate Professor of Discourse & Linguistics and Associate Chair of the Department of English at East Carolina University.  Her publications include articles in Names, WORD, Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines, Discourse & Society, American, British and Canadian Studies, LACUS FORUM, SKY Journal of Linguistics, and the Journal of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association, as well as several articles in conference proceedings and numerous book reviews in various journals.  She has delivered over 30 papers at conferences across Canada and the United States and has chaired numerous conference sessions.  She is Second Vice-President of the American Name Society and Managing Editor of WORD, the journal of the International Linguistic Association.

B.A. York University
B.Ed. University of Western Ontario
M.A. University of Toronto
Ph.D. York University

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
Discourse Analysis
Critical Discourse Analysis
Language and Gender
Use of "Ms."
Birth Name Retention
Language and the Law

Courses Taught
8605: Advanced Discourse Analysis
7605: Discourse Analysis
7565: Discourse and Religion in Cross-Cultural Perspective
7525: Language and Society
6527: Structure of English: Syntax & Semantics
6526: Structure of English: Phonology and Morphology
5500: The Linguistic and Cultural History of English
3760: Linguistic Theory for Speech and Hearing Clinicians
3740: Structure of English: Syntax & Semantics
3730: Structure of English: Phonology and Morphology
2730: Functional Grammar
2700: Introduction to Language
1200: Composition
1100: Composition
WOST 4000: Gender and Discourse
WOST 4200: Feminist Theory
WOST 6100: Gender and Discourse