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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Analyzing Discourse

Text and Talk

Author: Deborah Tannen

Publisher: Georgetown University Round Ta

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 382

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When Mustafa Kemal Ataturk became the first president of Turkey in 1923, he set about transforming his country into a secular republic where nationalism sanctified by science--and by the personality cult Ataturk created around himself--would reign supreme as the new religion. This book provides the first in-depth look at the intellectual life of the Turkish Republic's founder. In doing so, it frames him within the historical context of the turbulent age in which he lived, and explores the uneasy transition from the late Ottoman imperial order to the modern Turkish state through his life and ideas. Shedding light on one of the most complex and enigmatic statesmen of the modern era, M. Sukru Hanioglu takes readers from Ataturk's youth as a Muslim boy in the volatile ethnic cauldron of Macedonia, to his education in nonreligious and military schools, to his embrace of Turkish nationalism and the modernizing Young Turks movement. Who was this figure who sought glory as an ambitious young officer in World War I, defied the victorious Allies intent on partitioning the Turkish heartland, and defeated the last sultan? Hanioglu charts Ataturk's intellectual and ideological development at every stage of his life, demonstrating how he was profoundly influenced by the new ideas that were circulating in the sprawling Ottoman realm. He shows how Ataturk drew on a unique mix of scientism, materialism, social Darwinism, positivism, and other theories to fashion a grand utopian framework on which to build his new nation.
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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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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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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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Handbook of Data Analysis

Author: Melissa A Hardy,Alan Bryman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446203441

Category: Social Science

Page: 728

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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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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

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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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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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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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Europe, Discourse, and Institutions

Challenging the Mainstream in European Studies

Author: Cristian Nitoiu,Nikola Tomic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317645294

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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This book focuses on how discourse and various narratives contribute to the construction of the European Union as a political actor, thus seeking to challenge the more established approaches to the study of the Union. It sheds light on the way discourses about the European Union are created, perpetuated and then translated into policy outcomes. Most of the contributions attempt to account for the differences that usually arise between discourse and policy practices. The methods employed range from more traditional variants of discourse analysis to other more radical versions that emphasize power, or to critical or differential reading of policy narratives and ethnography. Policy areas such as trade, enlargement, foreign policy and the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) are discussed, while a particular interest is awarded to the European Parliament and the Commission. In doing so, the contributions shed light on the role discourse plays in relation to policies, institutional practices, and value representations at the European level. Moreover, the authors analyse the different actors and structures that create and perpetuate discourses within the EU, highlighting new insights that a focus on discourse can bring to the field of European Union studies. This book was published as a special issue of Perspectives on European Politics and Society.
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Nursing Research Using Data Analysis

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing

Author: Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826126898

Category: Medical

Page: 248

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This is a concise, step-by-step guide to conducting qualitative nursing research using various forms of data analysis. It is part of a unique series of books devoted to seven different qualitative designs and methods in nursing, written for both novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency. This practical resource encompasses such methodologies as content analysis, a means of organizing and interpreting data to elicit themes and concepts; discourse analysis, used to analyze language to understand social or historical context; narrative analysis, in which the researcher seeks to understand human experience through participant stories; and focus groups and case studies, used to understand the consensus of a group or the experience of an individual and his or her reaction to a difficult situation such as disease or trauma. Written by a noted qualitative research scholar and contributing experts, the book describes the philosophical basis for conducting research using data analysis and delivers an in-depth plan for applying its methodologies to a particular study, including appropriate methods, ethical considerations, and potential challenges. It presents practical strategies for solving problems related to the conduct of research using the various forms of data analysis and presents a rich array of case examples from published nursing research. These include author analyses to support readers in decision making regarding their own projects. The book embraces such varied topics as data security in qualitative research, the image of nursing in science fiction literature, the trajectory of research in several nursing studies throughout Africa, and many others. Focused on the needs of both novice researchers and specialists, it will be of value to health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students. Key Features: Explains how to conduct nursing research using content analysis, discourse analysis, narrative analysis, and focus groups and case studies Presents state-of-the-art designs and protocols Focuses on solving practical problems related to the conduct of research Features rich nursing exemplars in a variety of health/mental health clinical settings in the United States and internationally
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