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Books: Discourse Analysis: Renkema

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  1. paul, Introduction to Discourse Studies: Renkema

Message 1: Introduction to Discourse Studies: Renkema

Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 13:17:00 -0400 (EDT)
From: paul <>
Subject: Introduction to Discourse Studies: Renkema

Title: Introduction to Discourse Studies

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	John Benjamins

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Author: Jan Renkema, University of Tilburg

Paperback: ISBN: 9027232210, Pages: x, 363 pp, Price: EURO 36.00


Introduction to Discourse Studies follows on Jan Renkema's successful
Discourse Studies: An Introductory Textbook (1993), published in four
languages. This new book deals with even more key concepts in
discourse studies and approaches major issues in this field from the
Anglo-American and European as well as the Australian traditions. It
provides a 'scientific toolkit' for future courses on discourse
studies and serves as a stepping stone to the independent study of
professional literature.

Introduction to Discourse Studies is the result of more than
twenty-five years of experience gained in doing research and teaching
students, professionals and academics at various universities. The
book is organized in fifteen comprehensive chapters, each subdivided
in modular sections that can be studied separately. 

It includes 400 references, from the most-cited contemporary
publications to influential classic works; 500 index entries covering
frequently used concepts in the field; more than 100 thought-provoking
questions, all elaborately answered, which are ideal for
teacher-supported self-education; nearly 100 assignments that provide
ample material for teachers to focus on specific topics of their own
preference in their lectures. Jan Renkema is a member of the
Discourse Studies Group at Tilburg University, The Netherlands, where
he also holds the Chair in Effective Language Use. He is general
editor of IDJ + DD (Information Design Journal + Document Design).

Table of contents

Acknowledgments ix 
Introduction 1 
I. General orientation 
Communication as action 11 
Discourse in communication 35 
II. Backpacking for a scientific journey 
Discourse types 59 
Structured content 87 
Discourse connections 103 
Contextual phenomena 121 
Style 145 
III. Special modes of communication 
Conversation analysis 161 
Informative discourse 175 
Narratives 191 
Argumentation and persuasion 203 
IV. Special interests 
Discourse and cognition 221 
Discourse and institution 253 
Discourse and culture 279 
Key to the questions 299 
References 339 
Index 357

Lingfield(s):	Discourse Analysis
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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