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  • Routledge Library Editions: Discourse Analysis

    By Various

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Discourse Pragmatics and the Verb

    The Evidence from Romance

    Edited by Suzanne Fleischman, Linda R. Waugh

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • A Formal Approach to Discourse Anaphora

    Edited by Bonnie Lynn Webber

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
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    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Discourse Analytic Research

    Repertoires and readings of texts in action

    Edited by Erica Burman, Ian Parker

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
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    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Styles of Discourse

    Edited by Nikolas Coupland

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
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    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Language, Text and Context

    Essays in stylistics

    Edited by Michael Toolan

    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,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
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    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Focus, Coherence and Emphasis

    Edited by Paul Werth

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
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    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Situations and Speech Acts

    Toward a Formal Semantics of Discourse

    Edited by David A. Evans

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
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    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Acquiring conversational competence

    By Elinor Ochs, Bambi B. Schieffelin

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
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    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Common Discourse Particles in English Conversation

    By Lawrence C. Schourup

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02 
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    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Understanding Language Change

    By Kate Burridge, Alexander Bergs

    The Understanding Language series provides approachable, yet authoritative, introductions to all the major topics in linguistics. Ideal for students with little or no prior knowledge of linguistics, each book carefully explains the basics, emphasising understanding of the essential notions rather…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge
    Understanding Language

  • Transeurasian Linguistics

    Edited by Martine Robbeets

    The scope and nature of the connections between the Transeurasian languages are among the most disputed issues in comparative historical linguistics. This four-volume collection will assemble the most important scholarly writings concerning the historical relationship between these languages,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-12 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Linguistics

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