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Title: Analyze Anything
Written By: Gregory Fraser
Chad Davidson
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=157752&SubjectId=989&Subject2Id=1655
Series Title: A Guide to Critical Reading and Writing
Description:

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

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Syntax
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Stylistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 144115406X
ISBN-13: 9781441154064
Pages: 224
Prices: U.K. £ 65.00

 
 
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ISBN: 1441107304
ISBN-13: 9781441107305
Pages: 224
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99