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Title: Discourse Analysis
Subtitle: An Introduction, Second Edition
Written By: Brian Paltridge
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=158033&SearchType=Basic
Series Title: Discourse Analysis

Please note: This is a new edition of a previously announced text. This is the new edition of Discourse Analysis: An Introduction, an accessible and widely-used introduction to the analysis of discourse. In its ten chapters the book examines different approaches to discourse, looking at discourse and society, discourse and pragmatics, discourse and genre, discourse and conversation, discourse grammar, corpus-based approaches to discourse and critical discourse analysis. The book includes the following features: -A full companion website, featuring student and lecturer resources -A new chapter on multimodal discourse analysis -Chapter summaries outlining the key areas covered -Updated examples drawn from film, television, the media and everyday life -Explanations of technical terms in each chapter -Discussion tasks and data analysis projects at the end of each chapter -Student exercises and answer keys for each chapter -Suggestions for further reading This engagingly written introduction to discourse analysis is essential for students encountering discourse analysis for the first time, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It should be on every reading list. 'Expanded and updated – still absolutely the best text for teaching and learning about discourse analysis. For the student, Paltridge is clear, comprehensive and – above all – lively and approachable. For the teacher, Paltridge provides unparalleled practical support: a perfectly-structured, semester-long curriculum, exercises, project topics, and teaching materials on the companion website. No-one could ask for more.' - Miriam Meyerhoff, Professor of Linguistics, University of Auckland, New Zealand What is most commendable about this revised and expanded edition is the broadness of its scope, on the one hand, and precise focus on details, on the other. Paltridge uses real life examples of human encounters in contemporary contexts, thus making the text engaging for and relevant to today’s teachers and students. A comprehensive contribution to the educational literature on discourse analysis, the book is equally appealing to beginners and experienced discourse analysts.’ Natasha Artemeva, Associate Professor, School of Linguistics & Language Studies, Carleton University, Canada ‘Written in an engaging and readable style, Discourse Analysis: 2e contains an excellent overview of central issues in discourse analysis. In this updated volume, the author not only draws on a wealth of textual examples but also expands the view of discourse as constructed by how words combine with other modalities. This volume is sure to appeal to anyone who wishes to advance their understanding and study of discourse in different contexts.’ Vincent B. Y. Ooi, National University of Singapore, Singapore Contents: 1. What is discourse analysis? 2. Discourse and society 3. Discourse and pragmatics 4. Discourse and genre 5. Discourse and conversation 6. Discourse grammar 7. Corpus approaches to discourse analysis 8. Multimodal discourse analysis 9. Critical discourse analysis 10. Doing discourse analysis \ Bibliography \ Appendix: Answers to the exercises Glossary Index

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1441167625
ISBN-13: 9781441167620
Pages: 296
Prices: U.K. £ 22.99

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1441173730
ISBN-13: 9781441173737
Pages: 296
Prices: U.K. £ 85.00