Approaches to Discourse: Language as Social Interaction / Edition 1

Approaches to Discourse: Language as Social Interaction / Edition 1

by Deborah Schiffrin, Paul Klee
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631166238

ISBN-13: 9780631166238

Pub. Date: 03/31/1994

Publisher: Wiley

This is a guide to the various frameworks, concepts, and methods available for the analysis of discourse within linguistics. It compares six dominant approaches to discourse analysis: speech act theory, pragmatics, ethnomethodology, interactional sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication, and variation theory.

The author not only considers each approach

Overview

This is a guide to the various frameworks, concepts, and methods available for the analysis of discourse within linguistics. It compares six dominant approaches to discourse analysis: speech act theory, pragmatics, ethnomethodology, interactional sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication, and variation theory.

The author not only considers each approach from several standpoints but she also illustrates them through extensive applications to a variety of concrete social and linguistic problems facing discourse analysts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631166238
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/31/1994
Series:
Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments.

Part I: The Scope of Discourse Analysis.

1. Overview.

2. Definitions of Discourse.

Part II: Approaches to Discourse Analysis.

3. Speech Act Theory.

4. Interactional Sociolinguists.

5. The Ethnography of Communication.

6. Pragmatics.

7. Conversation Analysis.

8. Variation Analysis.

Part III: Conclusion.

9. Structure and Function.

10. Text and Context.

11. Discourse and Communication.

12. Conclusion: Language as Social Interaction.

Appendix 1: Collecting Data.

Appendix 2: Transcription Conventions.

Appendix 3: Sample Data.

Bibliography.

Index

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