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LINGUIST List 20.2953

Tue Sep 01 2009

Books: Discourse Analysis/Text&Corpus Ling: Morley, Bayley (Eds)

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        1.    Tara Thomas, Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies on the Iraq Conflict: Morley, Bayley (Eds)

Message 1: Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies on the Iraq Conflict: Morley, Bayley (Eds)
Date: 27-Aug-2009
From: Tara Thomas <Tara.Thomastaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies on the Iraq Conflict: Morley, Bayley (Eds)
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Title: Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies on the Iraq Conflict
Subtitle: Wording the War
Series Title: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics
Published: 2009
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/Corpus-Assisted-Discourse-Studies-on-the-Iraq-Conflict-isbn9780415871372

Editor: John Morley
Editor: Paul Bayley
Electronic: ISBN: 0203868153 9780203868157 Pages: 350 Price: U.S. $ 120.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0415871379 9780415871372 Pages: 350 Price: U.S. $ 120.00
Abstract:

This volume seeks to illustrate the fundamental role of language in
political action, focusing on the war in Iraq. It combines quantitative
methods, based on a sophisticated modular corpus that was queried through
special software with the aim of identifying regularly occurring lexical
and semantic patterns, with classical discourse analysis, which seeks to
investigate naturally occurring language in the context in which it is
produced. Interpreting the field of politics quite widely, to include news
reporting and a quasi-judicial inquiry into the behavior of politicians and
journalists, discourses in the USA and the UK are considered. The central
purpose of the volume is to gain insights not just into language, and the
ways in which we can investigate it through a corpus, but also into the
ways in which political action is realized through discourse.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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