How to do Discourse Analysis: A Toolkit / Edition 1

How to do Discourse Analysis: A Toolkit / Edition 1

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by James Paul Gee
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415572088

ISBN-13: 9780415572088

Pub. Date: 08/10/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.

How to do Discourse Analysis: A Toolkit is the essential new book from James Paul Gee, bestselling author of An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method. Discourse analysis is widely used in a range of academic subjects, all concerned with how humans make meaning and communicate within and across different social and cultural

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How to do Discourse Analysis: A Toolkit is the essential new book from James Paul Gee, bestselling author of An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method. Discourse analysis is widely used in a range of academic subjects, all concerned with how humans make meaning and communicate within and across different social and cultural groups.

Using a practical how-to approach, Gee provides the tools necessary to work with discourse analysis, with engaging step-by-step tasks featured throughout the book. Each tool is clearly explained, along with guidance on how to use it, and authentic data is provided for readers to practice using the tools. Readers from all fields will gain both a practical and theoretical background in how to do discourse analysis and knowledge of discourse analysis as a distinctive research methodology.

How to do Discourse Analysis: a Toolkit is the ideal preparation for future learning in discourse analysis and applied linguistics. It is the companion text to Gee’s An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method, meant for those interested in learning discourse analysis by doing it. The interdisciplinary approach means that it is suitable for students across a range of subjects, including Applied Linguistics, Anthropology, and Communication Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415572088
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Unit 1. Language and Context 1.1. Language and Language Acquisition 1.2 Context Grammar Interlude #1: Deixis 1.3. Two Tools: The Fill In Tool and the Making Strange Tool 1.4. Working with the Filling In Tool Grammar Interlude #2: Subjects and Predicates 1.5. Working with the Making Strange Tool Grammar Interlude #3: Intonation 1.6. The Frame Problem 1.7. The Frame Problem Tool 1.8. Working with the Frame Problem Tool Unit 2: Saying, Doing, and Designing 2.1. The Doing and Not Just Saying Tool 2.2. Working with the Doing and Not Just Saying Tool 2.3. Using Grammar to Build Structures and Meaning Grammar Interlude #4: Vocabulary 2.4. The Why This Way and Not That Way Tool Grammar Interlude #5: Integrating Information 2.5. Working with the Why This Way and Not That Way Tool Grammar Interlude #6: Topics and Themes 2.6. Why We Build and Design with Grammar 2.7. Using Language to Build Things in the World Grammar Interlude #7: Stanzas Unit 3: Building Things in the World 3.1. The Context is Reflexive Tool 3.2. Working with the Context is Reflexive Tool 3.3. Building Tasks and Building Tools 3.4. The Significance Building Tool 3.5. Working with the Significance Building Tool 3.6. The Activities Building Tool 3.7. Working with the Activities Building Tool 3.8. The Identities Building Tool 3.9. Working with the Identities Building Tool 3.10. The Relationships Building Tool 3.11. Working with the Relationships Building Tool 3.12. The Politics Building Tool 3.13. Working with the Politics Building Tool 3.14. The Connections Building Tool Grammar Interlude #8: Cohesion 3.15. Working with the Connections Building Tool 3.16. The Sign Systems and Knowledge Building Tool 3.17. Working with the Sign Systems and Knowledge Building Tool Grammar Interlude #10: Topic Flow or Topic Chaining Unit 4: Theoretical Tools 4.1. Five Theoretical Tools 4.2. The Situated Meaning Tool 4.3. Working with the Situated Meaning Tool 4.4. The Social Languages Tool 4.5. Working with the Social Language Tool 4.6. The Intertextuality Tool 4.7. Working with the Intertextuality Tool 4.8. The Figured Worlds Tool 4.9. Working with the Figured Worlds Tool 4.10. The Big D Discourse Tool 4.11. Working with the Big D Discourse Tool Conclusion Appendix 1: Discourse Analysis for Images and Multimodal Texts Appendix 2: List of Tools

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