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Text and Discourse Analysis

1st Edition

By Raphael Salkie


128 pages

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A practical, `user-friendly' guide to the issues and methods associated with text and discourse analysis. Text and Discourse Analysis:

* examines a wide variety of authentic texts including news stories, adverts, novels, official forms, instruction manuals and textbooks

* contains numerous practical activities

* looks at a range of cohesive devices

* concludes by looking at larger patterns in texts, a set of further exercises and a guide for further reading

* provides a hands-on guide to an area of growing importance in language study.


'A well designed and easy-to-manage workbook for newcomers to the discipline or anyone who is interested in how texts function and what the intrinsic features of the text are.' - Discourse and Society

Table of Contents

Ways of Using this book: Introduction: Part One: Lexical Cohesion: Unit 1: Word Repetition Unit 2: Using Synonyms Unit 3: Superordinates and Generals Unit 4: Opposites and Related Words Part Two: Other Kinds of Cohesion Unit 5: Substitutes Unit 6: More Substitutes Unit 7: Ellipsis Unit 8: Reference Works Unit 9: Connectiveness Part Three: Beyond Cohesion Unit 10: Larger Patterns. Further Exercises. Further Reading.

About the Series

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Routledge Language Workbooks provide absolute beginners with practical introductions to core areas of language study. Books in the series provide comprehensive coverage of the area as well as a basis for further investigation. Each Language Workbook guides the reader through the subject using 'hands-on' language analysis, equipping them with the basic analytical skills needed to handle a wide range of data. Written in a clear and simple style, with all technical concepts fully explained, Language Workbooks can be used for independent study or as part of a taught class. Language Workbooks:

  • teach through 'hands-on' language analysis, exercises with answer keys
  • give a balanced insight into basic linguistic theory
  • apply basic analytical skills to a wide range of data
  • explain all technical concepts clearly and simply
  • are written by experienced teachers in the field.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General