Discourse and Genre Using Language in Context

ISBN-10: 0230217974

ISBN-13: 9780230217973

Edition: 2011

Authors: Stephen Bax
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Description: This accessible guide to discourse employs an innovative, inductive approach, with a clear focus on genre that allows students to examine language in context. Using real texts, students are shown how each dimension of discourse links together and are offered practical guidance on how to carry out a discourse analysis project.

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 12/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

STEPHEN BAXis Principle Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University.nbsp; He is also Programme Director of CRADLE, the Canterbury Centre for Research, Assessment and Development in Language and Education.

Figure, Tables and Illustrations
Series Editor's Preface
Introduction
How do we Understand Texts?
A framework for understanding comprehension
The focus and structure of this book
Summary
Discourse and Discourse Analysis
Definitions of discourse
What is a text?
Intertextuality
The relation between language and the world: discourse and social constructionism
A working definition of discourse
Summary
Genre
Mental representations in text comprehension
Schemas
Genre expectations
Classifying and sorting genres
Genres: linguistic or social practices?
Discourse modes in the analysis of discourse
The relation of discourse modes to genre
Genre, style, register and jargon
A summary definition of genre, style and discourse mode
Summary
Discourse Modes
Patterning in discourse modes
Narrating
Interacting
Describing
Reporting
Instructing
Summary
Analysing Discourse
Discourse analysis as a research method
Approaches to discourse
A broad heuristic for analysing discourse
Spoken Genres: Conversations and Classrooms
Conversation
Classroom discourse
Approaches to analysis
Conversation versus classroom discourse
Summary
Spoken Genres: Legal Discourse, Jokes, Sports Commentary and Advertising
Courtroom discourse
Jokes
Discourse signals revisited
Sports commentary
Summary
Written Genres: News Reports, Personal Ads, Texting and Online Gaming
News Reports
Lonely hearts ads
Discourse and new technology
Text messaging
Computer gaming
Texting compared with online gaming interaction
Summary
Political Oratory and Intertextuality
The role of intertextuality
Political speeches and oratory
Summary
Doing Discourse Analysis
Question 1: Research question
Question 2: Research literature
Question 3: Data
Question 4: What - what is this text doing?
Question 5: How - how does this text do what it does?
Question 6: Why - why does this text do what it does?
Question 7: What else - how could it be done differently?
Question 8: Presentation and writing up
Endnote
Bibliography
Index
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