A LINGUISTIC STUDY OF CLASSROOM DISCOURSE
OLALERE WAHEED RAJI, Ph.D & UMARU SHUAIB, Ph.D
Classroom discourse is an institutional discourse that involves the teacher and the pupils interacting and exchanging ideas. The teacher initiates the discourse and ensures that it follows a particular course which he has pre-determined. This paper, therefore, examined some of the discourse models that could be fashioned into language classroom to enhance effective and efficient delivery of instruction. The data for the study was sourced from English Language interactive session between the teacher and SSS II students, while Sinclair and Couthard (1975) Act form was adopted for our analysis. The paper, recommends among other things that every language teacher must use relevant discourse model in his/her lesson to enhance effectiveness.