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Title: Nexus Analysis
Subtitle: Discourse and the Emerging Internet
Written By: Ronald Scollon
Suzanne Wong Scollon
Description:

Nexus Analysis introduces a new and exciting theory by two of the leading names in discourse analysis and provides a practical field-guide to its application.

People, places, discourses and objects form the key elements of social action. 'Nexus analysis' allows participants to explore these elements and trace their historical trajectories towards actions, in order to anticipate the outcomes of these actions.

Using as a study their own experience of pioneering computer-mediated communication in Alaska in the late 70s and early 80s, the authors conduct a nexus analysis of the events and discourses of the time. As the birth of email and audio / video conferencing technologies expanded the possibilities for education and social interaction, the authors played an active role in shaping its use and analysing its effect. Looking back on this time now and on the huge impact that these technologies have had on our world as we know it today, they assess moments of social importance in orde

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415320623
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 96.95

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415320631
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 224
Prices: U.S. $ 29.95