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Discourse analysis is a wide ranging area of study that examines the features of language beyond the limits of a sentence — including vocal, written and sign language, along with any significant semiotic events. It has been employed from a number of interdisciplinary perspectives in an attempt to reveal a person’s socio-psychological characteristics through the practical analysis of naturally-occurring language rather than artificially created examples.

Routledge Library Editions: Discourse Analysis brings together an extensive collection of scholarship that reflects the broad scope of the subject area, examining the relationship of discourse to a number of closely related fields including stylistics, pragmatics, speech, conversation, context, anaphora, grammar and psychology. This set, published between 1979 and 1993, provides a thorough grounding in this key discipline for students of linguistics and psychology, and social sciences in general.

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A Formal Approach to Discourse Anaphora

A Formal Approach to Discourse Anaphora

1st Edition

Edited By Bonnie Lynn Webber
May 22, 2018

First published in 1979, this book starts from the perspective that dealing with anaphoric language can be decomposed into two complementary tasks: 1. identifying what a text potentially makes available for anaphoric reference and 2. constraining the candidate set of a given anaphoric expression ...

Acquiring conversational competence

Acquiring conversational competence

1st Edition

By Elinor Ochs, Bambi B. Schieffelin
May 22, 2018

First published in 1983, this book represents a substantial body of detailed research on children’s language and communication, and more generally on the nature of interactive spoken discourse. It looks at areas of competence often examined in young children’s speech have that have not been ...

Common Discourse Particles in English Conversation

Common Discourse Particles in English Conversation

1st Edition

By Lawrence C. Schourup
May 22, 2018

First published in 1985, this book studies several common items in English conversation known variously as ‘discourse particles’, ‘interjections’, ‘discourse markers’, and, more informally, ‘hesitations’ or ‘fillers’. While the analysis primarily focuses on ‘like’, ‘well’ and ‘you know’, the larger...

Discourse Analytic Research Repertoires and readings of texts in action

Discourse Analytic Research: Repertoires and readings of texts in action

1st Edition

Edited By Bonnie Lynn Webber
May 22, 2018

First published in 1993, this book provides clear illustrations of discourse analytic work and empirical critiques of the traditional psychological approaches. Drawing on a range of examples, the contributors argue that identity, deeply felt emotions, prejudice, and attitudes to social issues are ...

Discourse Pragmatics and the Verb The Evidence from Romance

Discourse Pragmatics and the Verb: The Evidence from Romance

1st Edition

Edited By Suzanne Fleischman, LINDA WAUGH
May 22, 2018

First published in 1990, this collection investigates grammatical categories associated with the verb as they are used by speakers and writers in real discourses and texts. Focusing on tense, aspect, mood, and voice in French, Spanish, and Italian, each chapter underscores the importance of context...

Focus, Coherence and Emphasis

Focus, Coherence and Emphasis

1st Edition

Edited By Paul Werth
May 22, 2018

First published in 1984, this book examines a number of questions on the boundary of competence and performance — whose solutions have implications for linguistic theory in general. In particular, the form of grammatical statements, the relationship between various rules of grammar, the interaction...

Language, Text and Context Essays in stylistics

Language, Text and Context: Essays in stylistics

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Toolan
May 22, 2018

First published in 1992, this wide-ranging collection of essays focuses on the principle of contextualisation as it applies to the interpretation, description, theorising and reading of literary and non-literary texts. The collection aims to reveal the interdependencies between theory, analysis, ...

Situations and Speech Acts Toward a Formal Semantics of Discourse

Situations and Speech Acts: Toward a Formal Semantics of Discourse

1st Edition

Edited By David A. Evans
May 22, 2018

First published in 1985, this book aims to develop an approach to speech acts that has the virtue of being straight-forward, explicit, formal and flexible enough to accommodate many of the more general problems of interactive verbal communication. The first chapter introduces situation semantics ...

Styles of Discourse

Styles of Discourse

1st Edition

Edited By Nikolas Coupland
May 22, 2018

First published in 1988, this book focuses on diversity and discourse, and collects contemporaneous research across a wide range of topics including: description, polemic, narrative analysis, DJ talk, philosophical history, conversation, children’s books and nuclear deterrence. The essays ...

Routledge Library Editions: Discourse Analysis

Routledge Library Editions: Discourse Analysis

1st Edition

By Various
November 02, 2016

Discourse analysis is a wide ranging area of study that examines the features of language beyond the limits of a sentence — including vocal, written and sign language, along with any significant semiotic events. It has been employed from a number of interdisciplinary perspectives in an attempt to ...

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