Discourse as Structure and Process / Edition 1

Discourse as Structure and Process / Edition 1

by Teun A. van Dijk
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803978456

ISBN-13: 9780803978454

Pub. Date: 05/06/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

What are the structures of discourse and what are the functions of these structures in the communicative context? This volume explains how and why discourse is organized at various levels.

The multidisciplinary contributions illustrate that discourse analysis goes far beyond the linguistic answer of designing grammars and goes hand in hand with the study of their

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Overview

What are the structures of discourse and what are the functions of these structures in the communicative context? This volume explains how and why discourse is organized at various levels.

The multidisciplinary contributions illustrate that discourse analysis goes far beyond the linguistic answer of designing grammars and goes hand in hand with the study of their uses and functions in the social context. Comprehensive and accessible, the volume covers a huge variety of discourse genres, including written and spoken, and storytelling and argumentation. The chapters also illustrate the necessity to examine the mental processes of the language users: How do people go about producing, understanding and remembering text or talk?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803978454
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/06/1997
Series:
Discourse Studies: A Multidisciplinary Introductio Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

The Study of Discourse - Teun A van Dijk The Story of Discourse Analysis - Robert de Beaugrande Discourse Semantics - Russell Tomlin et al Discourse and Grammar - Susanna Cumming and Tsuyoshi Ono Discourse Styles - Barbara Sandig and Margret Selting Rhetoric - Ann Gill and Karen Whedbee Narrative - Elinor Ochs Argumentation - Frans van Eemeren et al Genres and Registers of Discourse - Jim Martin and Suzanne Eggins Discourse Semiotics - Gunther Kress, Regina Leite-Garcia and Theo van Leeuwen Cognition - Arthur Graesser, Morton Gernsbacher and Susan Goldman Social Cognition and Discourse - Susan Condor and Charles Antaki

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