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Title: Discourse Analysis
Subtitle: Second Edition
Written By: Alexandra Georgakopoulou
Dionysis Goutsos
URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748620456
Description:

"...a scholarly and ambitious work, which attempts to integrate insights from many theoretical positions on discourse - all the gurus are there ...The reader activities should be of considerable interest to all teachers and students in the field of discourse studies. The texts are immensely diverse, ranging from plot summaries to NYPD Blue, to excerpts from books by Stephen Hawking and Peter Hoeg, to comments by Sviatoslav Richter"
Jenny Miller (University of ueensland), Discourse and Society
“...characterised by in-depth discussions of theoretical issues, accompanied by profound practical analyses of authentic data ... a guide to the analysis of narrative and non-narrative authentic texts that combines a structure-oriented and a function-oriented viewpoint."
Wolfram Bublitz (University of Augsburg), Zeitschrift für Anglistik und
Amerikanistik

A clear and lively introduction to current trends in the theory, method and tools of discourse studies, this book is a valuable guide for students and teachers of linguistics as well as for those with an interest in the linguistic methods of analysing discourse (media, rhetoric and stylistics, pragmatics, communication studies scholars etc).

* Comprehensive, accessible, state-of-the-art textbook

* Close analyses of a wide range of narrative and non-narrative texts, both spoken and written

* Emphasis on practical text analysis: includes guided activities for self-study or use in a classroom

* Suggestions for further reading in each chapter.

This revised second edition registers key changes in a rapidly expanding area and thoroughly updates suggestions for further reading and the bibliography.

Customers in North America please contact our distributors: Columbia
University Press in the US and University of British Columbia Press in Canada.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0748620451
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 256
Prices: U.K. £ 16.99