Discourse Analysis

Discourse Analysis : An Introduction

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Offering an introduction to the latest trends in the theory, method and tools of discourse studies, this work aims to give a grounding to the linguistics mechanisms and strategies of discourse, emphasizing their interaction with their contexts of occurrence. It also familiarizes the reader with the linguistic construction of different text-types, and the ways in which they can be analyzed from a variety of perspectives.
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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 18mm | 340.2g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • further reading
  • 0748608346
  • 9780748608348

Table of contents

Chapter 1 The study discourse: discourse - the text-linguistic perspective; text as a unit; content, form and structure; cohesion; text, meaning and context; the data of discourse; analysis. Chapter 2 The modes of discourse: speech events and schemata; genres or discourse types - spoken and written; discourse modes; the narrative mode; the non-narrative mode; defining characteristics of the two modes. Chapter 3 Discourse units and relations: narrative parts and plot; units as thematic categories; narrative sequence and hierarchy; non-narrative units in sequence; ideational acts; intentional relations and arguments. Chapter 4 Discourse organization: discourse markers; participant chains; time chains; lexical patterning I; lexical patterning II; sentence structure patterning; the synergy of signals. Chapter 5 Structures and functions: evaluation and tellability in narrative; strategies of involvement; narrative performance; summary; non-narrative rhetorical patterns and functions; evaluation in non-narrative discourse; functions and generic structures. Chapter 6 Narrative and non-narrative in interaction: contexts of interaction; between narrative and non-narrative; non-patterned discourse; the interaction of analyses; units and structures; functions and relations; knowledge in discourse; interdisciplinary affiliations and emerging paradigms; towards an integration of discourse approaches.
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