Analysing Discourse

Textual Analysis for Social Research

Author: Norman Fairclough

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415258920

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

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Analysing Discourse is an accessible introductory textbook for all students and researchers working with real language data. Drawing on a range of social theorists from Bourdieu to Habermas, as well as his own research, Norman Fairclough's book presents a form of language analysis with a consistently social perspective. His approach is illustrated by and investigated through a range of real texts, from written texts, to a TV debate about the monarchy and a radio broadcast about the Lockerbie bombing. The student-friendly book also offers accessible summaries, an appendix of example texts, and a glossary of terms and key theorists.
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Analysing Discourse

Textual Analysis for Social Research

Author: Norman Fairclough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203697078

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 2734

Analysing Discourse is an accessible introductory textbook for all students and researchers working with real language data. Drawing on a range of social theorists from Bourdieu to Habermas, as well as his own research, Norman Fairclough's book presents a form of language analysis with a consistently social perspective. His approach is illustrated by and investigated through a range of real texts, from written texts, to a TV debate about the monarchy and a radio broadcast about the Lockerbie bombing. The student-friendly book also offers accessible summaries, an appendix of example texts, and a glossary of terms and key theorists.
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Language, Sex and Social Structure

Analysing Discourses of Sexuality

Author: J. Clark

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113728398X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 157

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This book offers an innovative way of doing critical discourse analysis that focuses on the performatively produced concepts and social structures that support oppressive attitudes in a community. It draws upon ethnographic data from a women's field hockey club to examine players' homophobic attitudes towards lesbians on the team.
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Phasal Analysis

Analysing Discourse Through Communication Linguistics

Author: Karen Malcolm

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441145400

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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When Language Breaks Down

Analysing Discourse in Clinical Contexts

Author: Elissa D. Asp,Jessica de Villiers

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139487558

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Doctors, nurses, and other caregivers often know what people with Alzheimer's disease or Asperger's 'sound like' - that is they recognise patterns in people's discourse, from sounds and silences, to words, sentences and story structures. Such discourse patterns may inform their clinical judgements and affect the decisions they make. However, this knowledge is often tacit, like recognising a regional accent without knowing how to describe its features. This is the first book to present models for comprehensively describing discourse specifically in clinical contexts and to illustrate models with detailed analyses of discourse patterns associated with degenerative (Alzheimer's) and developmental (autism spectrum) disorders. The book is aimed not only at advanced students and researchers in linguistics, discourse analysis, speech pathology and clinical psychology but also at researchers, clinicians and caregivers for whom explicit knowledge of discourse patterns might be helpful.
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Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis

In Search of Meaning

Author: Stefan Titscher,Bryan Jenner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761964834

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 278

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'This volume is the most comprehensive overview to date of sociologically orientated approaches to text and discourse analysis and is worth reading even for those who are interested only in purely linguistiv approaches to text and discourse. Its main merit, I think, is that it intorduces approaches which up to now have hardley been admitted into the universe of scientific discourse' - Discourse Studies Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis provides the most comprehensive overview currently available of linguistic and sociological approaches to text and discourse analysis. Among the 10 linguistic and sociological models surveyed in this book some of the more important are Grounded Theory, Content Analysis, Conversation Analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis. The book presents each approach according to a standardised format, which allows for direct systematic comparisons. The fully annotated lists of sources provide readers with an additional means of evaluation of the competing analytical methods. Interdisciplinary and international in its aims, Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis suggests the benefits both linguists and sociologists will derive from a more intimate knowledge of each others' methods and procedures.
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Linguistische Diskursanalyse: neue Perspektiven

Author: Dietrich Busse,Wolfgang Teubert

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531189107

Category: Social Science

Page: 421

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Spätestens seit dem Erscheinen von Dietrich Busses und Wolfgang Teuberts Aufsatz „Ist Diskurs ein sprachwissenschaftliches Objekt?“ (1994) hat die Linguistische Diskursanalyse (manchmal mit dem Zusatz versehen „nach Foucault“) ein vielfältiges Echo in und außerhalb der Sprachwissenschaft gefunden. Insbesondere Sozialwissenschaftler sind mit dieser Forschungsrichtung in einen interdisziplinären Dialog eingetreten, der in den verschiedensten Foren und Forschungsverbünden bis heute anhält. Diesem Dialog soll im vorliegenden Band ebenso nachgegangen werden wie den Veränderungen in der Perspektive auf eine sprachwissenschaftlich fundierte Diskursanalyse, die sich durch teilweise auseinanderstrebende jüngere Auffassungen der beiden Herausgeber ergeben haben.
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Political Discourse Analysis

A Method for Advanced Students

Author: Isabela Fairclough,Norman Fairclough

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136490264

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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In this accessible new textbook, Isabela and Norman Fairclough present their innovative approach to analysing political discourse. Political Discourse Analysis integrates analysis of arguments into critical discourse analysis and political discourse analysis. The book is grounded in a view of politics in which deliberation, decision and action are crucial concepts: politics is about arriving cooperatively at decisions about what to do in the context of disagreement, conflict of interests and values, power inequalities, uncertainty and risk. The first half of the book introduces the authors’ new approach to the analysis and evaluation of practical arguments, while the second half explores how it can be applied by looking at examples such as government reports, parliamentary debates, political speeches and online discussion forums on political issues. Through the analysis of current events, including a particular focus on the economic crisis and political responses to it, the authors provide a systematic and rigorous analytical framework that can be adopted and used for students’ own research. This exciting new text, co-written by bestselling author Norman Fairclough, is essential reading for researchers, upper undergraduate and postgraduate students of discourse analysis, within English language, linguistics, communication studies, politics and other social sciences.
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Doing Discourse Analysis

Methods for Studying Action in Talk and Text

Author: Linda A. Wood,Dr Rolf O Kroger

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803973519

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Providing both the practical steps for doing discourse analysis and the theoretical justifications for those steps, this book shows students how the social world revolves around talk and text. The authors draw on conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis, pragmatics, and the discursive approach developed in social psychology. The book presents actual examples, covers data collection methods and strategies for data analysis, and addresses issues of reliability and validity.
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Discourse Topics

Author: Richard Watson Todd

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027266220

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Discourse topics are a frequently mentioned but rarely operationalised concept in linguistics. Taking a text linguistic approach and defining discourse topics as clusterings of concepts, this book examines and compares methods for investigating topic boundaries, topic identification and topic development. The first book to be devoted to topics in extended discourse, Discourse Topics examines topics in several genres and generates new insights into the nature of discourse topics that challenge the status quo. It is essential reading for researchers in linguistics, discourse analysis, natural language processing and psychology whose work concerns topics.
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Der flexible Mensch

die Kultur des neuen Kapitalismus

Author: Richard Sennett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783833303425

Category: Kapitalismus - Arbeitnehmer - Charakter - Selbstwertgefühl - Arbeitsflexibilisierung - Fremdbestimmung

Page: 223

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In diesem Buch geht Richard Sennett auf die gesellschaftlichen Folgen einer globalen Ökonomie ein. "Drift" ist für ihn der Schlüsselbegriff dieser Ära: Die Mobilität, die Internationalität, welche die neue Ordnung fordern, führen zu einem gleichgültigen "Dahintreiben", zu Orientierungslosigkeit und Isolation.
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Analysing Identities in Discourse

Author: Rosana Dolón,Júlia Todolí

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027227195

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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The discursive construction of identity is often under the control of the dominant forces in society and frequently results in forms of manipulation and abuse. This awareness led to the celebration of the First International Conference on CDA (València 2004), where over three-hundred academics working in the field of Critical Discourse Analysis became actively engaged in this important issue. The seven studies included in this volume have been selected as representative of those areas of human experience that have been given most intellectual attention and considered to be in fact in need for critical unravelling. Ethnic categorization in multicultural classrooms, patriotic discourse construction in Chinese readers, the denial of Palestinian identity in schoolbooks, the diverse constructions of European identities, Arabs constructing themselves on the worldwide web, identity construction in sexual assault trials, the representations of a dangerous 'other' in cases of PLWHAs, are the contextual perspectives embraced in this book to account for forms of power abuse in the discursive construction of identities.
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Working with Spoken Discourse

Author: Deborah Cameron

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761957737

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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Working with Spoken Discourse provides a comprehensive account of the expanding multidisciplinary field of discourse analysis. Combining theory and practice it covers a wide range of material in a lively and accessible style. It discusses current approaches, concepts and debates in the field of spoken discourse and provides a grounding in the practical techniques of discourse analysis and how to apply them to real data.
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Handbook of Data Analysis

Author: Melissa A Hardy,Alan Bryman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446203441

Category: Social Science

Page: 728

View: 9760

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here 'This book provides an excellent reference guide to basic theoretical arguments, practical quantitative techniques and the methodologies that the majority of social science researchers are likely to require for postgraduate study and beyond' - Environment and Planning 'The book provides researchers with guidance in, and examples of, both quantitative and qualitative modes of analysis, written by leading practitioners in the field. The editors give a persuasive account of the commonalities of purpose that exist across both modes, as well as demonstrating a keen awareness of the different things that each offers the practising researcher' - Clive Seale, Brunel University 'With the appearance of this handbook, data analysts no longer have to consult dozens of disparate publications to carry out their work. The essential tools for an intelligent telling of the data story are offered here, in thirty chapters written by recognized experts. ' - Michael Lewis-Beck, F Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa 'This is an excellent guide to current issues in the analysis of social science data. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for authoritative introductions to the state of the art. Each chapter offers a comprehensive review and an extensive bibliography and will be invaluable to researchers wanting to update themselves about modern developments' - Professor Nigel Gilbert, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Sociology, University of Surrey This is a book that will rapidly be recognized as the bible for social researchers. It provides a first-class, reliable guide to the basic issues in data analysis, such as the construction of variables, the characterization of distributions and the notions of inference. Scholars and students can turn to it for teaching and applied needs with confidence. The book also seeks to enhance debate in the field by tackling more advanced topics such as models of change, causality, panel models and network analysis. Specialists will find much food for thought in these chapters. A distinctive feature of the book is the breadth of coverage. No other book provides a better one-stop survey of the field of data analysis. In 30 specially commissioned chapters the editors aim to encourage readers to develop an appreciation of the range of analytic options available, so they can choose a research problem and then develop a suitable approach to data analysis.
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Debating Diversity

Analysing the Discourse of Tolerance

Author: Jan Blommaert,Jef Verschueren

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134654197

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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Immigration, racism and nationalism have become hotly debated issues in the Western world. This highly original and controversial work focuses on the language used by the vast majority who regard themselves as being open to a multi-cultural society. Using Belgium as a case study and drawing parallels with the UK, US, Europe and the former Yugoslavia, the authors analyse this language and reveal a remarkable consistency between these liberal voices, such as in news-reporting, and the language used by radical racist and nationalist groups.
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Qualitative Discourse Analysis in the Social Sciences

Author: Ruth Wodak,Michał Krzyżanowski

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137047984

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 1936

What does language tell us about society? This book explains how qualitative methods are used to analyse discourse across the social sciences. Drawing on a range of examples, from political speeches to internet chat, it solves the practical problems of research design and application. This is a key resource for all social scientists.
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Methoden der Diskurslinguistik

Sprachwissenschaftliche Zugänge zur transtextuellen Ebene

Author: Ingo H. Warnke,Jürgen Spitzmüller

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110209373

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 460

View: 1882

Die Diskurslinguistik hat sich mittlerweile als Teildisziplin der Sprachwissenschaft, die sich mit textübergreifenden Bedeutungsbezügen und historisch-kulturell verankertem Wissen befasst, und als auf Sprache spezialisierte Subdisziplin im multidisziplinären Projekt „Diskursanalyse“ etabliert. Während die theoretische Reflexion des Diskursbegriffes weit vorangeschritten ist und zahlreiche Einzeluntersuchungen vorliegen, fehlt es noch immer an einer fundierten Methodik und Methodologie, an Verfahren, die wissenschaftlichen Kriterien wie Validität und Reliabilität standhalten und gleichzeitig der komplexen Diskursmorphologie gerecht werden. Diesem Desiderat tritt der Band entgegen. Die Beiträge stellen verschiedene Methoden vor, exemplifizieren sie und diskutieren ihre Applizierbarkeit auf so unterschiedliche diskurslinguistische Gegenstandsbereiche wie Episteme und Schemata, Aussagen und Argumentationen, Subjekt und Kollektiv, Multimodalität und Interaktivität, Ideologie und Macht sowie Korpus und Muster. Damit ist der Band gleichermaßen eine Darstellung der wichtigsten Methoden der Diskurslinguistik wie ein Kompendium der aktuellen methodologischen Diskussion.
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Unified Discourse Analysis

Language, Reality, Virtual Worlds and Video Games

Author: James Paul Gee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131768446X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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Discourse Analysis is becoming increasingly "multimodal", concerned primarily with the interplay of language, image and sound. Video Games allow humans to create, live in and have conversations with new multimodal worlds. In this ground-breaking new textbook, best-selling author and experienced gamer, James Paul Gee, sets out a new theory and method of discourse analysis which applies to language, the real world, science and video games. Rather than analysing the language of video games, this book uses discourse analysis to study games as communicational forms. Gee argues that language, science, games and everyday life are deeply related and each is a series of conversations. Discourse analysis should not be just about language, but about human interactions with the world, with games, and with each other, interactions that make meaning and sustain lives amid risk and complexity. Written in a highly accessible style and drawing on a wide range of video games from World of Warcraft and Chibi-Robo to Tetris, this engaging textbook is essential reading for students in discourse analysis, new media and digital culture.
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