Working with Spoken Discourse
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Working with Spoken Discourse

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"An exemplary textbook. Making even the most complex ideas fully accessible, it is grounded in an extensive literature, filled with engaging examples, and offers ample suggestions for independent research. It's been a key text in my classes for over a decade and, as fresh and relevant as ever, will continue to buttress my graduate seminars and undergraduate courses alike."


- Professor Crispin Thurlow, University of Washington





Comprehensive, practical, lively and accessible, Working with Spoken Discourse is the much-loved benchmark for learning to do discourse analysis. It combines theory and practice to give students the grounding they need in practical techniques of analyzing talk and how to apply them to real data.




Begins with the `why' and `how' of doing discourse analysis
Packs examples into every chapter to help explain complex concepts
Uses exercises and activities to reinforce what you've learned
Leads you through the practicalities of designing your own project


Exceptionally clear, and perfect for undergraduates starting a project, this is the essential guide to spoken discourse.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 13.21mm | 390g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • First Edition
  • 0761957731
  • 9780761957737
  • 96,092

Table of contents

PART ONE: PRELIMINARIES
What Is Discourse and Why Analyze It?
Collecting Data
Practical and Ethical Issues
Transcribing Spoken Data
PART TWO: APPROACHES
Approaches to Discourse Analysis
An Initial Orientation
Situations and Events
The Ethnography of Speaking
Doing Things with Words
Pragmatics
Structure and Sequence
Conversation Analysis
Small Differences, Big Difference
International Sociolinguistics
Hidden Agenda?
Critical Discourse Analysis
PART THREE: APPLICATIONS
Working with Talk in Social Research
Identity, Difference and Power
Locating Social Relations in Talk
Designing Your Own Projects
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Working with Spoken Discourse is an exemplary textbook. Making even the most complex ideas fully accessible, it is grounded in an extensive literature, filled with engaging examples, and offers ample suggestions for independent research. It's been a key text in my classes for over a decade and, as fresh and relevant as ever, will continue to buttress my graduate seminars and undergraduate courses alike. -- Professor Crispin Thurlow
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About Deborah Cameron

Deborah Cameron teaches at Oxford University, where she is Professor of Language and Communication. Her main research interests are in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and the study of gender and sexuality; her previous publications include Working with Spoken Discourse (2001) and Working with Written Discourse (with Ivan Panovic, 2014), Good to Talk? (2000),The Myth of Mars and Venus (2007), and Verbal Hygiene (1995/2012).
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