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Name: Robert  de Beaugrande (IPA: www.beaugrande.com)
Homepage: http://www.beaugrande.com
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Text, Discourse, and Process: Toward a Multidisciplinary Science of Texts. Norwood, N.J.: Ablex, 1980.
Introduction to Text Linguistics (with Wolfgang Dressler). London: Longman, 1981.
Critical Discourse: A Survey of Contemporary Literary Theorists. Norwood, N.J.: Ablex, 1988.
Linguistic Theory: The Discourse of Fundamental Works. London: Longman, 1991.
New Foundations for a Science of Text and Discourse. Greenwich, CT: Ablex, 1997.
A New Introduction to the Study of Text and Discourse. Published on the Internet, July 2004.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Language, Discourse and Translation in the West and Middle East
 A Friendly Grammar of English
Courses Taught: general linguistics
applied linguistics
discourse analysis
comparative literature
literary theory
language planning
language pedagogy
English as a Foreign Language
English as a Second Language
English for Academic Purposes
rhetoric and composition
technical writing
business writing

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