An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method [NOOK Book]

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"Discourse analysis considers how language, both spoken and written, enacts social and cultural perspectives and identities. In this book, James Paul Gee introduces the field and presents his unique integrated approach to it." "An Introduction to Discourse Analysis incorporates perspectives from a variety of approaches and disciplines, including applied linguistics, education, psychology, anthropology, and communication, to help students and scholars from a range of backgrounds to formulate their own views on discourse and engage in their own
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An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method

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Overview

"Discourse analysis considers how language, both spoken and written, enacts social and cultural perspectives and identities. In this book, James Paul Gee introduces the field and presents his unique integrated approach to it." "An Introduction to Discourse Analysis incorporates perspectives from a variety of approaches and disciplines, including applied linguistics, education, psychology, anthropology, and communication, to help students and scholars from a range of backgrounds to formulate their own views on discourse and engage in their own discourse analysis." The second edition has been completely revised and updated and contains substantial new material and examples of oral and written language, ranging from group discussions with children, adults, students, and teachers to conversations, interviews, academic texts, and policy documents.
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"...Gee attempts to condense, simplify, and make accessible and applicable a large and often abstract body of work from multiple fields of inquiry that claim discourse analysis." - Michael Schwartz, St. Cloud State University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203847886
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/8/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 538 KB

Meet the Author

James Paul Gee is the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University. His many titles include How to do Discourse Analysis (2010), Social Linguistics and Literacies (third edition 2007) and Situated Language and Learning (2004), all published by Routledge.

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Table of Contents

. Introduction 2. Building Tasks 3. Tools of Inquiry and Discourses 4. Social Languages, Conversations, and Intertextuality 5. Form-Function Correlations, Situated Meanings, and Figured Worlds 6. Figured Worlds 7. Context 8. Discourse Analysis 9. Processing and Organizing Language 10. Sample of Discourse Analysis 1 11. Sample of Discourse Analysis 2 12. Sample of Discourse Analysis 3 Appendix: Discourse Analysis for Images And Multimodal Texts Glossary
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