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Wed Oct 20 2004

Books: Disc Analysis/Applied Ling/Socioling: Rogers (Ed)

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        1.    Susan Barker, An Introduction to Critical Discourse Analysis in Education: Rogers (Ed)

Message 1: An Introduction to Critical Discourse Analysis in Education:
Rogers (Ed)

Date: 12-Oct-2004
From: Susan Barker <>
Subject: An Introduction to Critical Discourse Analysis in Education:
Rogers (Ed)

Title: An Introduction to Critical Discourse Analysis in Education
Published: 2004
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Editor: Rebecca Rogers, Washington University

Hardback: ISBN: 0805848177 Pages: 296 Price: U.S. $ 59.95
Paperback: ISBN: 0805848185 Pages: 296 Price: U.S. $ 27.50


This landmark text is the first introduction to concepts and issues in
critical discourse analysis for educational researchers. The central
premise is that critical discourse analysis must be conducted
"systematically," which means conducting inquiry into the ways in which
language form and function correlate with social practices. Bringing
together the work of New Literacy Studies, situated literacy, critical
discourse theory and analysis with theories of learning, the text is
distinctive in providing not just useful analytic accounts of discourse in
classroom and other settings, but going on to identify ways in which these
forms of language are connected to theories of learning.

Contributions from two pioneers in the field--James Gee and Norman
Fairclough--are combined with empirically grounded chapters that illustrate
variations of their approaches to critical discourse analysis. Each chapter
presents examples of systematical critical discourse analysis and its
relevance in education settings, and provides detailed information on
analytic procedures.

An Introduction to Critical Discourse Analysis in Education:

*introduces key concepts in critical discourse analysis and answers some of
the frequently asked questions;

*situates critical discourse analysis within educational research; and

*provides detailed analytic procedures, to demystify the process, allow
researchers to have a conversation about issues of trustworthiness of
interpretations and value to educational contexts, and enable replication
of studies.

The new synthesis of theoretical and empirical studies in critical
discourse analysis and education the book presents will interest newcomers
to critical discourse analysis, as well as researchers and educators
interested in discourse, identity, and learning. The descriptive, critical
ethnographic and interpretive approaches to critical discourse analysis
developed in each chapter make the book accessible yet theoretically rich.
Pedagogical features make critical discourse analysis accessible to
students. The text is cross-disciplinary, intended for courses in
qualitative methodology, discourse analysis, critical discourse studies,
and literacy education. It will appeal not only to education researchers
but to a wide readership within literacy studies, linguistics, sociology,
and other social sciences concerned with contemporary approaches to
describing and explaining the role of language in learning and education.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG )

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