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Title: Diskurslinguistik [Discourse Linguistics]
Subtitle: Eine Einführung in Theorien und Methoden der transtextuellen Sprachanalyse
Written By: Jürgen Spitzmüller
Ingo H Warnke
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110212440-1
Series Title: De Gruyter Studium
Description:

* First compact introduction to discourse linguistics
* Many examples of methods and methodology

This textbook presents the first introduction in German to discourse linguistics.
It provides an initial entry-point to an area of linguistics which has become
established since the 1990s and which analyses supra-textual linguistic units.
The authors elucidate the discourse theory underlying the subject and use
examples to provide an introduction to the methodology and methods for the
linguistic analysis of transtextual structures.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
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ISBN-13: 9783110229967
Pages: 236
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Pages: 236
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