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Discourse Analysis: An Introduction / Edition 2

Discourse Analysis: An Introduction / Edition 2

by Brian Paltridge


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Discourse Analysis: An Introduction / Edition 2

Discourse Analysis: An Introduction provides an overview of the different approaches to discourse, combining theory with a practical guide. Comprehensive and accessible, this is an invaluable introduction for students.

About the Author:
Brian Paltridge is Associate Professor of TESOL at the University of Sydney

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901441167629
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/01/2012
Series: Bloomsbury Discourse Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Brian Paltridge is Professor of TESOL at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Table of Contents

List of Boxes     ix
List of Figures     x
List of Tables     xi
Acknowledgements     xii
What is discourse analysis?     1
What is discourse analysis?     2
Different views of discourse analysis     8
Differences between spoken and written discourse     13
Summary     19
Discussion questions     20
Directions for further reading     21
Discourse and society     23
Discourse communities and speech communities     24
Speech communities and spoken and written discourse     27
Discourse and language choice     29
Discourse, social class and social networks     31
Discourse and gender     31
Discourse and sexuality     37
Discourse and identity     38
Discourse and ideology     45
Conclusion     48
Discussion questions     48
Data analysis projects     49
Directions for further reading     50
Discourse and pragmatics     52
What is pragmatics?     53
Language, context and discourse     53
Speech acts and discourse     55
The co-operative principle and discourse     61
Flouting the co-operative principle     64
Cross-cultural pragmatics and discourse     66
Conversational implicature and discourse     70
Politeness, face and discourse     72
Face and politeness across cultures     74
Politeness and gender     76
Face-threatening acts     77
Politeness and cross-cultural pragmatic failure     78
Conclusion     79
Discussion questions     79
Data analysis projects     80
Directions for further reading     81
Discourse and genre     82
What is a genre?     84
Relationships between genres     89
Written genres across cultures     94
Spoken genres across cultures     96
Steps in genre analysis     98
The social and cultural context of genres     98
The discourse structure of genres     99
Applications of genre analysis     102
Discussion questions     103
Data analysis projects     104
Directions for further reading     105
Discourse and conversation     106
Background to conversation analysis      107
Transcription conventions     108
Sequence and structure in conversation     110
Preference organization     116
Feedback     119
Repair     119
Gender and conversation analysis     120
Conversation analysis and second language conversation     121
Criticisms of conversation analysis     121
A sample study: refusals     123
Summary     125
Discussion questions     125
Data analysis projects     126
Directions for further reading     126
Discourse grammar     127
Grammar from a discourse perspective     128
The texture of a text     130
Cohesion and discourse     130
Reference     131
Lexical cohesion     133
Collocation     137
Conjunction     139
Substitution and ellipsis     141
Patterns of cohesion: a sample analysis     142
Theme and rheme     145
Thematic progression     148
Focusing on cohesion in student texts     150
Discussion questions     152
Data analysis projects     152
Directions for further reading     153
Corpus approaches to discourse analysis     155
What is a corpus?     156
Kinds of corpora     156
Design and construction of corpora     160
Issues to consider in constructing a corpus     161
The Longman Spoken and Written English Corpus     163
Discourse characteristics of conversational English     164
Performance phenomena of conversational discourse     167
Constructional principles of conversational discourse     169
Corpus studies of the social nature of discourse     171
Collocation and corpus studies     173
Criticisms of corpus studies     174
Discussion questions     176
Data analysis projects     176
Directions for further reading     177
Critical discourse analysis     178
Principles of critical discourse analysis     179
Doing critical discourse analysis     185
Critical discourse analysis and genre     186
Critical discourse analysis and framing     187
Critical discourse analysis and multimodality     189
Critical discourse analysis and identity     190
Critical discourse analysis and the world wide web      193
Criticisms of critical discourse analysis     195
Discussion questions     196
Data analysis project     197
Directions for further reading     197
Doing discourse analysis     199
Developing a discourse analysis project     199
Choosing a research topic     200
Focusing a research topic     202
Turning the topic into a research question     203
Kinds of discourse analysis projects     204
Two sample discourse studies     209
A spoken discourse project     209
A written discourse project     212
Combining discourse and other research perspectives     215
Evaluating a discourse analysis project     216
Planning a discourse analysis project     218
Directions for further reading     218
References     221
Index     239

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