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Books: Discourse Analysis: LeVine, Scollon (Eds.)

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Message 1: Discourse and Technology: LeVine, Scollon (Eds.)

Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 11:09:27 -0500 (EST)
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Subject: Discourse and Technology: LeVine, Scollon (Eds.)

Title: Discourse and Technology
Subtitle: Multimodal Discourse Analysis
Series Title: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and
Publication Year: 2004	
Publisher:	Georgetown University Press	
Book URL: 

Editor: Philip LeVine, Georgetown University 
Editor: Ron Scollon, Georgetown University 

Paperback: ISBN: 1589011015, Pages: 240, Price: U.S. $: 49.95

The overarching theme of Discourse and Technology is cutting-edge in
the field of linguistics: multimodal discourse. This volume opens up a
discussion among discourse analysts and others in linguistics and
related fields about the two-fold impact of new communication
technologies: The impact on how discourse data is collected,
transcribed, and analyzed--and the impact that these technologies are
having on social interaction and discourse.

As inexpensive tape recorders allowed the field to move beyond text,
written or printed language, to capture talk--discourse as spoken
language--the information explosion (including cell phones, video
recorders, Internet chat rooms, online journals, and the like) has
moved those in the field to recognize that all discourse is, in
various ways, "multimodal," constructed through speech and gesture, as
well as through typography, layout, and the materials employed in the
making of texts.

The contributors have responded to the expanding scope of discourse
analysis by asking five key questions: Why should we study discourse
and technology and multimodal discourse analysis? What is the role of
the World Wide Web in discourse analysis? How does one analyze
multimodal discourse in studies of social actions and interactions?
How does one analyze multimodal discourse in educational social
interactions? and, How does one use multimodal discourse analyses in
the workplace? The vitality of these explorations opens windows onto
even newer horizons of discourse and discourse analysis.

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

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