Discourse and Social Life

Discourse and Social Life

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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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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 521g
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 058240469X
  • 9780582404694

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.
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