LINGUIST List 14.205

Tue Jan 21 2003

Books: Discourse Analysis: Martin & Rose

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  1. rwilson, Working with Discourse: Martin & Rose

Message 1: Working with Discourse: Martin & Rose

Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 06:42:40 +0000
From: rwilson <>
Subject: Working with Discourse: Martin & Rose

Title: Working with Discourse
Subtitle: Meaning Beyond the Clause
Series Title: Open Linguistics
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd		 
Author: J.R. Martin, University of Sydney 
Author: David Rose, University of Sydney 

Hardback: ISBN: 0826455077, Pages: 296, Price: GBP65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0826455085, Pages: 296, Price: GBP19.99

Working with Discourse is designed for researchers and students
interested in exploring how speakers and writers construe meaning
through discourse. It draws on tools for discourse analysis that were
developed in systemic functional linguistics and register and genre
theory, but it requires no prior knowledge of functional linguistics
and avoids academic complexity wherever possible. Rather, the book an
accessible set of analytic tools that can be used with ease in a range
of disciplines. These are introduced in clear steps, through analyses
of a set of stories, arguments, reviews, procedures and other texts
that exemplify how meanings are constructed and contested in a culture
by focusing on current issues of truth and reconciliation in
post-apartheid South Africa. Readers are guided through these text
analyses from five complementary perspectives on meaning, exploring
the ways in which: � people and things are introduced and tracked
though a text; � messages are logically related in discourse
sequences; � people, things, processes and qualities are construed
and related; � people, things and processes are appreciated, judged
and valued; � all these elements of meaning are synthesized and
organized as waves of information in a text. These detailed analyses
provide a practical resource for application in any field in which
discourse analysis has a role, including educational research,
critical discourse analysis, cultural studies, text linguistics, and
language and literacy teaching. It is equally useful as a textbook for
undergraduate and postgraduate courses in these fields and as a
reference guide for researchers.

Lingfield(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English (Language code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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