An Introduction to Discourse Analysis

An Introduction to Discourse Analysis

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The central concern of this book is the analysis of verbal interaction or discourse. This first six chapters report and evaluate major theoretical advances in the description of discourse. The final chapters demonstrate how the findings of discourse analysis can be used to investigate second-language teaching and first-language acquisition and to analyse literary texts.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 14mm | 281.23g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • LONGMAN
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd edition
  • 0582553792
  • 9780582553798
  • 1,108,135

Table of contents

PrefaceAuthor's preface1. Introduction2. Speech acts and conversational maxims3. The ethnography of speaking4. Conversational analysis5. Intonation6. A linguistic approach7. Discourse analysis and language teaching8. The acquisition of discourse9. The analysis of literary discourseFurther readingBibliographyIndexshow more

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"...an excellent introduction to the field of discourse analysis"show more

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