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LINGUIST List 23.3282

Thu Aug 02 2012

Books: Hybrid Voices and Collaborative Change: Bartlett

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 02-Aug-2012
From: Tara Thomas <tara.thomastaylorandfrancis.com>
Subject: Hybrid Voices and Collaborative Change: Bartlett
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Title: Hybrid Voices and Collaborative Change
Subtitle: Contextualising Positive Discourse Analysis
Series Title: Routledge Critical Studies in Discourse
Published: 2012
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415893381/

Author: Tom Bartlett
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415893381 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415893381 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 125.00
Abstract:

In this study, Bartlett presents a theoretical and descriptive development in the discipline of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) extending the recent trend away from critiques of hegemonic practices and towards the description of alternative and minority practices that has been labelled Positive Discourse Analysis (PDA). Through an in-depth case study of intercultural development discourse, the book goes beyond the top-down model of power in CDA and the oppositional approach of PDA to develop a model of power in language as multifaceted and potentially collaborative. This model is used to analyse the particular circumstances of the case study, but is primarily presented as a framework for practical applied linguistic contributions within a wide range of sociocultural contexts. Drawing on social and linguistic theory and methods from a range of functional and applied approaches to language, the book explores the connections between language form and social function, the contextual constraints on discursive action and the potential for the renegotiation of existing discourses and social practices.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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