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LINGUIST List 23.2074

Sun Apr 29 2012

Books: Analyze Anything: Fraser, Davidson

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>


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Date: 27-Apr-2012
From: Ellena Moriarty <Ellena.Moriartybloomsbury.com>
Subject: Analyze Anything: Fraser, Davidson
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Title: Analyze Anything
Series Title: A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing
Published: 2012
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=157752&SubjectId=989&Subject2Id=1655

Author: Gregory Fraser
Author: Chad Davidson
Hardback: ISBN: 144115406X 9781441154064 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 1441107304 9781441107305 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 19.99
Abstract:

How well can you decode the signs that permeate our daily lives? All of us,
consciously or not, constantly engage in the acts of reading and interpreting
the signs in the world around us. But how do we sharpen these skills, deepen
our awareness of meaning in a complex world, and ultimately reach our full
potential as university writers? This book answers the needs of students of
composition, culture studies, and literature, providing a process-orientated
guide to analyzing anything.

In plain language, Fraser and Davidson present a logical set of instructions on
how to perform semiotic analysis and how to develop compelling
interpretations. The central idea is that analytical writing can be performed on
any kind of text. The authors move from theory to practice, and offer a clear
trajectory from selecting a phenomenon to analyze, to generating ideas, to
drafting a lively, insightful essay. This is the textbook of choice for all
students of writing.

'An excellent book about how to develop critical judgement, and a very lively
exploration of human understanding. Analyze Anything does what it claims,
and it does it with style.' Dr Graeme Harper, Professor of Creative Writing and
Director of the Honors College, Oakland University, USA

Contents: 1. Introduction \ 2. Choosing a Sign to Analyze \ 3. Questioning
and Staging the Sign \ 4. Generating Ideas about Meaning \ 5. Building
Essays around Your Ideas \ 6. Analytical Exercises \ Bibliography \ Index

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Stylistics
                            Syntax
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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