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Tue Oct 12 2004

Books: Discourse Analysis: Georgakopoulou, Goutsos

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        1.    Charlotte Maxwell, Discourse Analysis: Georgakopoulou, Goutsos

Message 1: Discourse Analysis: Georgakopoulou, Goutsos

Date: 05-Oct-2004
From: Charlotte Maxwell <>
Subject: Discourse Analysis: Georgakopoulou, Goutsos

Title: Discourse Analysis 
 Subtitle: Second Edition 
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
 Book URL: ;
 Author: Alexandra Georgakopoulou, King's College, London
 Author: Dionysis Goutsos, University of Athens
 Paperback: ISBN: 0748620451 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 16.99
 "...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 Queensland), 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
 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. 
 Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
 Written In: English  (Language Code: ENG)
 See this book announcement on our website:

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