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DisCourses in Search of Members
     

DisCourses in Search of Members

by David C. S. Li (Editor), Gary Snyder (Contribution by), Helen Frost (Contribution by), Gary Holthaus (Contribution by), Layne A. Longfellow (Contribution by)
 

Discourses in Search of Members is a festschrift in honor of Professor Ron Scollon on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday in May, 1999. The 25 contributions, which vary from conventional research based articles to essays to poetic genres, all reflect the significant scholarly influence Professor Ron Scollon has had on his students and colleagues. The contributors

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Discourses in Search of Members is a festschrift in honor of Professor Ron Scollon on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday in May, 1999. The 25 contributions, which vary from conventional research based articles to essays to poetic genres, all reflect the significant scholarly influence Professor Ron Scollon has had on his students and colleagues. The contributors come from various regions including Finland, Australia, Japan and the UK and truly represent an international community.

Editorial Reviews

Language In Society
…the volume provides the readers a true picture of a rare man…
— Hailong Tian, Tianjin University of Commerce, China
Discourse Studies
From these three articles, it can be seen that 'Discourses in Search of Members' is a collection of writings that will appeal to linguists, educators, anthropologists, intercultural communicators, sociologists, and historians, among others. Its 600+ page length reflects the depth of Scollon's scholarly endeavors; its scope of topics illustrates the social, cultural, and political breadth of discourse analysis.
— Elana Shefrin, Georgia State University
Language in Society - Hailong Tian
…the volume provides the readers a true picture of a rare man…
Discourse Studies - Elana Shefrin
From these three articles, it can be seen that 'Discourses in Search of Members' is a collection of writings that will appeal to linguists, educators, anthropologists, intercultural communicators, sociologists, and historians, among others. Its 600+ page length reflects the depth of Scollon's scholarly endeavors; its scope of topics illustrates the social, cultural, and political breadth of discourse analysis.
Booknews
Consisting of 25 peer-reviewed contributions, this collection, edited by Li (English, City U. of Hong Kong), was originally meant to honor linguist Ron Scollon's two major concerns in discourse studies: how members of overlapping discourses acquire legitimacy of their memberships, consciously or otherwise; and how such discourses maintain their vitality and viability through self-perpetuating social practices of their members day to day. However, the diversity of research areas in discourse studies forced a somewhat broader and less coherent theme. The papers are organized into sections on educational discourse, critical and media studies, intercultural/interdiscourse communication, and language learning and comparative poetics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761822295
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.68(h) x 1.54(d)

Meet the Author

David C. S. Li is Associate Professor, Department of English and Communication, City University of Hong Kong.

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