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Discourse Analysis beyond the Speech Event

By Stanton Wortham, Angela Reyes

Routledge – 2015 – 196 pages

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Description

Discourse Analysis beyond the Speech Event introduces a new approach to discourse analysis. In this innovative work, Wortham and Reyes argue that discourse analysts should look beyond fixed speech events and consider the development of discourses over time. Drawing on theories and methods from linguistic anthropology and related fields, this book is the first to present a systematic methodological approach to conducting discourse analysis of linked events, allowing researchers to understand not only individual events but also the patterns that emerge across them.

Discourse Analysis beyond the Speech Event

  • Provides a method for detailed examination of speech, writing and other communication
  • Introduces students and researchers to the discourse analytic tools and techniques required to analyse the relationships between discourse events
  • Offers explicit guidelines that direct the reader through different stages of discourse analytic research, including worked examples from conversation, magazines and social media
  • Incorporates sample analyses from ethnographic, archival and new media data.

This book is essential reading for advanced students and researchers working in the area of discourse analysis.

Contents

1 Discourse analysis across events

2 Central tools and techniques

3 Discourse analysis of ethnographic data

4 Discourse analysis of archival data

5 Discourse analysis of new media data

6 Conclusions

Author Bio

Stanton Wortham is Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor at Penn GSE. He has written on classroom discourse and the linguistic anthropology of education, interactional positioning in media discourse and autobiographical narrative, and Mexican immigrant communities in the New Latino Diaspora.

Angela Reyes is Associate Professor of English (Linguistics) at Hunter College and Doctoral Faculty in Anthropology at The Graduate Center, CUNY. She has written on language and racialization, Asian American youth, and ideologies of mixed race/language in the Philippines.

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Description: By Stanton Wortham, Angela Reyes. Discourse Analysis beyond the Speech Event introduces a new approach to discourse analysis. In this innovative work, Wortham and Reyes argue that discourse analysts should look beyond fixed speech events and consider the development of discourses over...
Categories: Language & Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis