Discourse Analysis

Discourse Analysis : An Introduction

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This is the new edition of Discourse Analysis: An Introduction, an accessible and widely-used introduction to the analysis of discourse. In its ten chapters the book examines different approaches to discourse, looking at discourse and society, discourse and pragmatics, discourse and genre, discourse and conversation, discourse grammar, corpus-based approaches to discourse and critical discourse analysis. The book includes the following features: -A full companion website, featuring student and lecturer resources -A new chapter on multimodal discourse analysis -Chapter summaries outlining the key areas covered -Updated examples drawn from film, television, the media and everyday life -Explanations of technical terms in each chapter -Discussion tasks and data analysis projects at the end of each chapter -Student exercises and answer keys for each chapter -Suggestions for further reading. This engagingly written introduction to discourse analysis is essential for students encountering discourse analysis for the first time, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It should be on every reading list.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 188 x 238 x 22mm | 559.99g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 1441167625
  • 9781441167620
  • 112,101

Table of contents

1. What is discourse analysis?; 2. Discourse and society; 3. Discourse and pragmatics; 4. Discourse and genre; 5. Discourse and conversation; 6. Discourse grammar; 7. Corpus approaches to discourse analysis; 8. Multimodal discourse analysis; 9. Critical discourse analysis; 10. Doing discourse analysis; Bibliography; Appendix: Answers to the exercises; Glossary; Index.
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mention- Book News Inc./ August 2007 reviewed in The Linguist List--, "Linguist List, The " reviewed in The Linguist List--Mohammad Rasekh Mahand "Linguist List " reviewed in The Linguist List--, "Linguist List " 'This book provides a very accessible introduction to discourse analysis, illustrated with compelling examples and drawing insightfully on a wide range of the latest research. Core concepts are clearly defined and exemplified. I predict that this will prove an invaluable textbook for courses in Discourse Analysis both at senior undergraduate level and for graduate courses. The stimulating discussion questions and the suggestions for projects and further reading make it particularly attractive to teachers.'

Janet Holmes, Professor of Linguistics, Victoria University of Wellington. Brian Paltridge's "Discourse Analysis: An Introduction" is an extremely welcome addition to the growing number of books devoted to this increasingly important area. Exceptionally, the volume strikes an excellent balance between both spoken and written discourses, as well as between theoretical and applied studies. The coverage of previous work is comprehensive, but many of the copious illustrations are drawn from lively contemporary texts that will appeal to readers. Further, each of the seven central chapters is rounded off with the discussion questions, suggestions for data analysis projects, and directions for further reading. Finally, the the writing is lively and accessible. There is every prospect then that "Paltridge "will become a standard text for undergraduates and graduates studying discourse analysis for the first time. John M. Swales, Professor of Linguistics, The University of Michigan 'This book provides a very accessible introduction to discourse analysis, illustrated with compelling examples and drawing insightfully on a wide range of the latest research. Core concepts are clearly defined and exemplified. I predict that this will prove an invaluable textbook for courses in Discourse Analysis both at senior undergraduate level and for graduate courses. The stimulating discussion questions and the suggestions for projects and further reading make it particularly attractive to teachers.'

Janet Holmes, Professor of Linguistics, Victoria University of Wellington.
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About Brian Paltridge

Brian Paltridge is Professor of TESOL at the University of Sydney, Australia.
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