French Discourse Analysis: The Method of Post-Structuralism

French Discourse Analysis: The Method of Post-Structuralism

by Glyn Williams

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ISBN-13: 9781138007215
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/04/1999
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Glyn Williams is Director of the Research Centre Wales and Reader in Sociology at the University of Wales, Bangor. His previous publications include Sociolinguistics: A Sociological Critique (1992)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction 1

1 Modernism and the philosophy of language 11

Modernism 11

The Enlightenment, reason and philosophies of language 12

Language 21

Discourse 26

Conclusion 32

2 Structuralism 33

Sign and signifier 35

Langue and parole 40

Influences 44

Lévi-Strauss 48

Lacan 53

Conclusion 61

3 Post-structuralism 63

Bachelard and the philosophy of science 64

Canguilhem on science as discourse 65

Althusser's anti-humanism 67

Foucault and discourse 76

Subject, object, concepts and enonciative modalities 85

The production of discourse 89

Power and resistance 94

Conclusion 98

4 Materialism and Discourse 100

Introduction 100

The Althusserian influence 103

The methodology of AAD69 112

New directions 116

The Munchausen effect 122

Taking stock 125

5 The struggle with idealism 130

Theoretical anti-humanism 130

New voices 133

Linguistics and the subject 144

A voice at the periphery 153

Translation and meaning 161

Conclusion 164

6 Form and discourse 166

Orthodox beginnings 167

Predication and positioning 170

Enonciation 173

Enonciative linguistics 182

Meaning, heterogeneity and interdisconrse 190

Dialogism 198

Dialogism and language play 204

Conclusion 210

7 Lexicology and distributionalism 213

Introduction 213

Distributionalism and enonciation 217

Lexicometry 229

Anaphora and deixis 240

Conclusion 245

8 Methodological issues 250

Post-structuralism and method 250

FDA and methodological models 252

The model 255

Constructing a corpus 258

Description in terms of enonciation 261

Description of the notion 275

Interpretation 280

Conclusion 284

9 Post-structuralism, normativity and the ontology of being 285

Foucault and normativity 285

FDA, ideology and the normative 288

Sociology and normativity 294

Discourse as society 297

Linguistics and normativity 306

Whither FDA? 309

Notes 314

Bibliography 316

Index 327

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