Discourse and Social Life

Discourse and Social Life


Edited by Srikant Sarangi, Edited by Malcolm Coulthard

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  • Publisher: LONGMAN
  • Format: Hardback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 234mm 521g
  • Publication date: 29 March 2000
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 058240469X
  • ISBN 13: 9780582404694

Product description

This collection of articles provides a historical overview of the different traditions of discourse analysis and examines possible developments in the field, within the context of a range of social settings.

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Table of contents

Activity types, discourse types and interactional hybridity - the case of genetic counselling, Srikant Sarangi; the uses of talk, Ruqaiya Hasan; same grammar or different grammar? contrasting approaches to the grammar of spoken English discourse, Geoffrey Leech; the construction of purpose in discourse, Theo van Leeuwen; contrastive rhetoric and discourse analysis - who writes what to whom? when? in what circumstances? Robert B. Kaplan; professional gatekeeping in intercultural encounters, Celia Roberts; becoming a group - face and sociability in moderated discussions, Greg Myers; methodological interdiscursivity - an ethnographic understanding of unfinalisability, Ron Scollon; critical practices - on representation and the interpretation of text, H.G. Widdowson; dialogue in the public sphere, Norman Fairclough; recontextualization and the transformation of meanings - a critical discourse analysis of decision making in EU meetings about employment policies, Ruth Wodak; regional frames and pronominal address/reference - the discourse of geriatric medical triads, Nikolas Coupland and Justine Coupland; new dynamics in the nurse-patient relationship? Sally Candlin; the case of the long-nosed potoroo - the framing and construction of expert witness testimony, Yon Maley; whose text is it? - on the linguistic investigation of authorship, Malcolm Coulthard.