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1st Edition

Analysing Discourse
Textual Analysis for Social Research

ISBN 9780415258937
Published July 17, 2003 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

Analysing Discourse is an accessible introductory textbook for all students and researchers working with real language data.

Drawing on a range of social theorists from Bourdieu to Habermas, as well as his own research, Norman Fairclough's book presents a form of language analysis with a consistently social perspective. His approach is illustrated by and investigated through a range of real texts, from written texts, to a TV debate about the monarchy and a radio broadcast about the Lockerbie bombing. The student-friendly book also offers accessible summaries, an appendix of example texts, and a glossary of terms and key theorists.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Social Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Text Analysis  1. Introduction  2. Texts, Social Events, and Social Practices  3. Intertextuality and Assumptions  Part 2: Genres and Action  4. Genres  5. Meaning Relations between Sentences and Clauses  6. Types of Exchange, Speech Functions, and Grammatical Mood  Part 3: Discourses and Representations  7. Discourses  8. Representations of Social Events  Part 4: Styles and Identities  9. Styles  10. Modality and Evaluation  11. Conclusion

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'This is a through and detailed introduction to textual analysis which will benefit those to whom it is mainly directed: students and researchers in social science and humanities. - escalate