Describing Discourse: A Practical Guide to Discourse Analysis / Edition 1
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Describing Discourse: A Practical Guide to Discourse Analysis / Edition 1

by Nicola Woods
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0340809612

ISBN-13: 9780340809617

Pub. Date: 07/31/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

For anyone approaching Discourse Analysis for the first time, theory means little when it is not related to actual knowledge and experience of language in use. Describing Discourse takes the unique approach of introducing discourse studies through the hands-on analysis of linguistic data.

The book introduces students to specific discourses constructed for

Overview

For anyone approaching Discourse Analysis for the first time, theory means little when it is not related to actual knowledge and experience of language in use. Describing Discourse takes the unique approach of introducing discourse studies through the hands-on analysis of linguistic data.

The book introduces students to specific discourses constructed for particular purposes, for example, from the domains of advertising, law, medicine and education. Each chapter provides examples, exercises and commentary designed to develop the analytical abilities needed in describing the characteristic forms and typical functions of different discourses.

Describing Discourse provides the ideal entry into the study of discourse for students new to the subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340809617
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/31/2006
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

The Discourse of Speech and Writing
The Discourse of Politics
The Discourse of Advertising
The Discourse of Law
The Discourse of Education
The Discourse of Medicine
Conclusion

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