What is Discourse Analysis

What is Discourse Analysis

What is Discourse Analysis? provides an accessible introduction and practical guide to discourse analysis in the social sciences and related disciplines.

Author: Stephanie Taylor

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781849669030

Category: Social Science

Page: 114

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What is Discourse Analysis? provides an accessible introduction and practical guide to discourse analysis in the social sciences and related disciplines. It traces the role of discourse analysis from daily social interactions to how it can be successfully applied to research projects.
Categories: Social Science

Basic Concepts of Discourse Analysis

Basic Concepts of Discourse Analysis

Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,0, University of Frankfurt (Main) (Institut für England- und Amerikastudien), course: Introduction to Language and Language ...

Author: Alexander Täuschel

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640253302

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Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 1,0, University of Frankfurt (Main) (Institut fur England- und Amerikastudien), course: Introduction to Language and Language Learning, 9 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper has been designed to provide an efficient overview of theoretical discourse analysis by discussing the following questions: - What is discourse analysis - defining the difference between the terms text and discourse and discourse analysis itself. As well as: What are the basic concepts and aspects of discourse analysis - taking a closer look at context, coherence, the importance of background knowledge and the differences between spoken and written language. And finally: What are the uses of discourse analysis - investigating on the problem of application and social relevance of discourse analysis."
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Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis

Methods of 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.

Author: Stefan Titscher

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857022202

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Discourse Analysis

Discourse Analysis

A comprehensive, accessible introduction to discourse analysis - essential reading for students encountering the subject for the first time.

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826485564

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

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A comprehensive, accessible introduction to discourse analysis - essential reading for students encountering the subject for the first time.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers

Discourse Analysis for Language Teachers

A practical introduction to the field of discourse analysis and its relevance for language teaching.

Author: Michael McCarthy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521367462

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 213

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Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching gives a practical introduction to the field of discourse analysis and its relevance for language teaching. It begins by answering the question 'What is discourse analysis?' and examines how discourse analysts approach spoken and written language. Different models of analysis are outlined and evaluated in terms of their usefulness to language teachers. This is followed by chapters on discourse-oriented approaches to grammar, vocabulary and phonology. The final section looks at spoken and written language in the light of native-speaker and learner data and considers examples of teaching approaches. Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching has a very practical orientation, and the text is interspersed with reader activities with guidance on appropriate responses at the end.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

An Introduction to Discourse Analysis

An Introduction to Discourse Analysis

Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, the author presents both a theory of language in-use & a method of research. This new edition has been completely revised with substantial new material & fully updated references.

Author: James Paul Gee

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415328608

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

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Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, the author presents both a theory of language in-use & a method of research. This new edition has been completely revised with substantial new material & fully updated references.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Discourse Analysis

Discourse Analysis

Addressed to graduate students, academics, and experienced researchers, this book is a comprehensive guide for those new to discourse analysis as well as for researchers in need of a complement to other modes of inquiry.

Author: Nelson Phillips

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761923626

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 97

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Discourse Analysis: Investigating Processes of Social Construction is the first book to provide a concise, straightforward guide for students and researchers who are interested in understanding and using discourse analysis. The authors reflect on the practice of analyzing discourse and the potential for revealing the processes of social construction that constitute social and organizational life. Addressed to graduate students, academics, and experienced researchers, this book is a comprehensive guide for those new to discourse analysis as well as for researchers in need of a complement to other modes of inquiry.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Discourse as Data

Discourse as Data

`A highly effective introduction which gives readers a clear sense of how to analyze discourse data and then employ the analytic approaches in their own research' - David Silverman, Goldsmith's College, University of London This workbook ...

Author: Margaret Wetherell

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761971580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 338

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`A highly effective introduction which gives readers a clear sense of how to analyze discourse data and then employ the analytic approaches in their own research' - David Silverman, Goldsmith's College, University of London This workbook will be invaluable for students across the social sciences who need to learn how to analyze discourse. Using a step-by-step approach, students are introduced to the principal range of methods for analyzing different types of text, taken through key analytic concepts, offered specimen analyses and given the opportunity to try out analytic concepts on new data. Discourse as Data is organized around eight chapters, six of which are related to the domains covered in the Reader, and top and tailed by two chapters which set up common methodological issues in discourse research relevant to all approaches (such as transcription and the application and the critical evaluation of discourse research). Though the text will be a perfect companion to the simultaneously published Reader, its broad coverage, combined with didactic, practical guidance should make this important reading for any student or researcher wishing to learn more about discourse analysis. This book will be ideal as a teaching tool, and an invaluable aid on discourse analysis courses, which have a practical content, most notably within the fields of psychology, cultural and media studies, sociology and linguistics. This book is a course reader for The Open University course Discourse Analysis (D843).
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Discourse Analysis

Discourse Analysis

An exploration of how any language produced by man, spoken or written, is used to communicate for a purpose and within a context.

Author: Gillian Brown

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521284759

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Discourse analysis is a term that has come to have different interpretations for scholars working in different disciplines. For a sociolinguist, it is concerned mainly with the structure of social interaction manifested in conversation; for a psycholinguist, it is primarily concerned with the nature of comprehension of short written texts; for the computational linguist, it is concerned with producing operational models of text-understanding within highly limited contexts. In this textbook, first published in 1983, the authors provide an extensive overview of the many and diverse approaches to the study of discourse, but base their own approach centrally on the discipline which, to varying degrees, is common to them all - linguistics. Using a methodology which has much in common with descriptive linguistics, they offer a lucid and wide-ranging account of how forms of language are used in communication. Their principal concern is to examine how any language produced by man, whether spoken or written, is used to communicate for a purpose in a context.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Methods for Critical Discourse Analysis

Methods for Critical Discourse Analysis

This book will be of great interest to students and researchers in linguistics, sociology and psychology interested in interdisciplinary approaches to coping with topical social problems.

Author: Ruth Wodak

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446244083

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis provides a concise, comprehensible and thoroughly up-to-date introduction to CDA, appropriate for both novice and experienced researchers. This new edition has been updated throughout, with a new introduction contextualizing the development of the CDA approach, and two entirely new chapters on the 'social actor approach' to CDA and the use of quantitative corpus linguistic methods. The editors have brought together contributions from leading experts in the field, who each introduce their own approaches to CDA. Examples are included throughout, demonstrating the value of the method in analyzing a variety of genres of written material on a whole range of topics, including global warming, leadership in management, and globalization. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers in linguistics, sociology and psychology interested in interdisciplinary approaches to coping with topical social problems.
Categories: Social Science

Doing Discourse Analysis

Doing Discourse Analysis

This book is about doing discourse analysis.

Author: Linda A. Wood

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506320113

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Discourse Markers

Discourse Markers

The core of the book is a comparative analysis of markers within conversational discourse collected by Dr Schiffrin during sociolinguistic fieldwork.

Author: Deborah Schiffrin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521357187

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 364

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Discourse markers - the particles oh, well, now, then, you know and I mean, and the connectives so, because, and, but and or - perform important functions in conversation. Dr Schiffrin's approach is firmly interdisciplinary, within linguistics and sociology, and her rigourous analysis clearly demonstrates that neither the markers, nor the discourse within which they function, can be understood from one point of view alone, but only as an integration of structural, semantic, pragmatic, and social factors. The core of the book is a comparative analysis of markers within conversational discourse collected by Dr Schiffrin during sociolinguistic fieldwork. The study concludes that markers provide contextual coordinates which aid in the production and interpretation of coherent conversation at both local and global levels of organization. It raises a wide range of theoretical and methodological issues important to discourse analysis - including the relationship between meaning and use, the role of qualitative and quantitative analyses - and the insights it offers will be of particular value to readers confronting the very substantial problems presented by the search for a model of discourse which is based on what people actually say, mean, and do with words in everyday social interaction.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Role of Discourse Analysis for Translation and in Translator Training

The Role of Discourse Analysis for Translation and in Translator Training

It has been widely recognised that an in-depth textual analysis of a source text is relevant for translation. This book discusses the role of Discourse Analysis for translation and translator training.

Author: Christina Schäffner

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853595934

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 95

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It has been widely recognised that an in-depth textual analysis of a source text is relevant for translation. This book discusses the role of Discourse Analysis for translation and translator training. One particular model of discourse analysis is presented in detail, and its application in the context of translator training is critically examined.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Discourse Analysis

Discourse Analysis

In this book Michael Stubbs explores one of the most promising new directions in contemporary linguistics—the study of many sentences and how they fit together to form discourse.

Author: Michael Stubbs

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226778339

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Linguistics has traditionally concentrated on studying single sentences or isolated speech acts. In this book Michael Stubbs explores one of the most promising new directions in contemporary linguistics—the study of many sentences and how they fit together to form discourse. Using many examples drawn from recorded conversations, fieldwork observations, experimental data, and written texts, he discusses such questions as how far discourse structure is comparable to sentence structure; whether it is possible to talk of "well formed" discourse as one does of "grammatical" sentences; and whether the relation between question and answer in conversation is syntactic, semantic, or pragmatic.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Discourse Analysis

Discourse Analysis

Revised and updated, this third edition of Barbara Johnstone’s Discourse Analysis encourages students to think about discourse analysis as an open-ended set of techniques.

Author: Barbara Johnstone

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119257691

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Revised and updated, this third edition of Barbara Johnstone’s Discourse Analysis encourages students to think about discourse analysis as an open-ended set of techniques. Exploring a variety of approaches, including critical discourse analysis, conversation analysis, interactional and variationist sociolinguistics, ethnography, corpus linguistics, social semiotics, and other qualitative and quantitative methods, the book balances its comprehensive coverage with extensive practical examples, making it the ideal introductory text for students new to the subject. This new edition reflects the increased importance within the field of new media discourse, multi-modal discourse and the analysis of large corpora of discourse data. Updated material expands the discussion of stancetaking, whilst new material addresses recontextualization, precontextualization, and language and the body. Pedagogical features have been refreshed, including discussion questions, exercises, and ideas for small research projects, with suggested supplementary readings at the end of each chapter to encourage further discovery. Chapters in this book are self-contained, so they can be handled in any order Suggested supplementary readings are featured at the end of every chapter Book is written specifically for a non-specialist, interdisciplinary audience Examples of computer-aided corpus analysis (reflecting the improvements made to theories and tools) supplement every chapter Discussion questions and ideas for small research projects are interspersed throughout The combination of breadth of coverage, practical examples, and student-friendly pedagogical features ensures Discourse Analysis remains the ideal textbook for students taking their first course in linguistic approaches to discourse.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handbook of Discourse Analysis

The Handbook of Discourse Analysis

We also need scholarship which is able to shape new issues, emphases, and applications. The second edition of this Handbook is a landmark achievement in both these regards.

Author: Deborah Tannen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118584149

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 976

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The second edition of the highly successful Handbook ofDiscourse Analysis has been expanded and thoroughly updated toreflect the very latest research to have developed since theoriginal publication, including new theoretical paradigms and discourse-analytic models, in an authoritative two-volumeset. Twenty new chapters highlight emerging trends and the latestareas of research Contributions reflect the range, depth, and richness of currentresearch in the field Chapters are written by internationally-recognized leaders intheir respective fields, constituting a Who’s Who ofDiscourse Analysis A vital resource for scholars and students in discourse studiesas well as for researchers in related fields who seek authoritativeoverviews of discourse analytic issues, theories, and methods
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Aspects of discourse analysis

Aspects of discourse analysis

Author: Pilar Alonso

Publisher: Universidad de Salamanca

ISBN: 8478007903

Category: Discourse analysis

Page: 204

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Categories: Discourse analysis

Qualitative Discourse Analysis in the Social Sciences

Qualitative Discourse Analysis in 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.

Author: Ruth Wodak

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137047984

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Discourse Analysis

Discourse Analysis

Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings “ all in the same volume.

Author: Guy Cook

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415438411

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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Routledge English Language Introductionscover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students. Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings “ all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible two-dimensional " structure is built around four sections “ introduction, development, exploration and extension “ which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained. Language and Power: offers a comprehensive survey of the ways in which language intersects and connects with the social, cultural and political aspects of power; provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of the field, and covers all the major approaches, theoretical concepts and methods of analysis in this important and developing area of academic study; covers all the traditional " topics, such as race, gender and institutional power, but also incorporates newer material from forensic discourse analysis, the discourse of new capitalism and the study of humour as power; includes readings from works by seminal figures in the field, such as Roger Fowler, Deborah Cameron and Teun van Dijk; uses real texts and examples throughout, including advertisements from cosmetics companies; newspaper articles and headlines; websites and internet media; and spoken dialogues such as a transcription from the Obama and McCain presidential debate; is accompanied by a supporting website that aims to challenge students at a more advanced level and features a complete four-unit chapter which includes activities, a reading and suggestions for further work. Language and Powerwill be essential reading for students studying English language and linguistics. Paul Simpsonis Professor of English Language in the School of English at Queen "s University Belfast, UK, where he teaches and researches in stylistics, critical linguistics and related fields of study. Andrea Mayris Lecturer in Modern English Language and Linguistics at Queen "s University Belfast, UK, where she teaches and researches in media discourse and in multimodal critical discourse analysis.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Discourse Analysis

Critical Discourse Analysis

This volume provides an innovative and original debate on critical theory and discourse analysis, focussing on the extent to which CDA can and should draw on the theory and methodology of a range of disciplines within the social sciences.

Author: G. Weiss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230514560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 321

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Can discourse analysis techniques adequately deal with complex social phenomena? What does 'interdisciplinarity' mean for theory building and the practise of empirical research? This volume provides an innovative and original debate on critical theory and discourse analysis, focussing on the extent to which CDA can and should draw on the theory and methodology of a range of disciplines within the social sciences.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines