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Discourse in English Language Education

ISBN-10: 0415499658
ISBN-13: 9780415499651
Edition: 2013
Authors: John Flowerdew
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List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 10/31/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.110
Language: English

Discourse in English Language Education is designed to familiarise students with the major concepts and issues in discourse analysis and its applications to language education. This accessible and comprehensive textbook draws on the key research from a range of approaches. The volume: critically examines a range of approaches to the field provides clear definitions and explanations, illustrated with relevant and appealing examples shows how discourse analysis can inform the teaching of English and other languages both as a second/foreign language and in the mother tongue.Discourse in English Language Educationwill be essential reading for upper undergraduates and postgraduates with interests in applied linguistics, TESOL and mother tongue language education.

List of figures and tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Defining discourse
Defining Discourse Studies and Discourse Analysis
Discourse Analysis may emphasise discourse structure or discourse function or both
Discourse Analysis may focus on any sort of texts
There are various approaches to Discourse Studies
Discourse Analysis is conducted in many fields of activity
Discourse Studies focuses on language in its contexts of use
Discourse is intertextual
Discourse and communication
Discourse and communicative competence
Organisation of the book
Questions for discussion
Further reading
Systemic Functional Linguistics and register
Introduction
A functional perspective on child language acquisition
Systemic Functional Linguistics
Register
Lexicogrammar
Features related to field and the ideational function
Lexis
Rank hierarchy
Clauses
Process types: transitivity
Relational process clauses
Material process clauses
Verbal process clauses
Mental process clauses
Existential process clauses
Behavioural process clauses
Features related to tenor and the interpersonal function: person, modality and mood
Features related to mode and the textual metafunction: cohesion, theme and thematic development
Summary of analysis of the parrot text
A text in a similar, yet different, register
Field and the ideational function
Tenor and the interpersonal function and mode and the textual function
Summary of analysis of the iris text
Conversation as register
Sinclair and Coulthard's model of classroom interaction
Speech and writing
Lexical density
Appraisal
Graduation
Attitude
Engagement
Critique
Application to pedagogy
Questions for discussion
Further reading
Cohesion
Introduction
Reference
Definition, forms and functions
Definite reference
Substitution and ellipsis
Substitution
Ellipsis
Conjunction
Lexical cohesion
General nouns and signalling nouns
Cohesive chains
Cohesive harmony
Cohesion, coherence and texture
Patterns of lexis in text: Hoey's model of (lexical) cohesion
Tanskanen's approach to lexical cohesion
Propositional relations
Parallelism
Critique
Application to pedagogy
The case for cohesion
Ties, chains and bonds
Lexis
Propositional relations
Conclusion
Questions for discussion
Further reading
Thematic development
Definition of theme
Theme in grammar and discourse
Theme in declarative clauses
Theme and rheme
Theme and rheme, focus of information and given and new
Theme in other declarative patterns
Theme in passive clauses
Interrogative themes
Imperative themes
Exclamatives
Elliptical themes
Existential there as theme
Multiple themes
Anticipatory it
Theme in clause complexes
Thematic development in texts
Hypertheme and macrotheme
Application to pedagogy
Questions for discussion
Further reading
Speech acts
Speech acts and Pragmatics
Definition of speech acts
Form and function
Why study speech acts?
Performatives
lllocutionary force
Indirect speech acts
Felicity conditions
Speech act taxonomies
Speech act taxonomies in language teaching
Cross-cultural and Interlanguage Pragmatics
Instructed Pragmatics
Methods for researching speech acts
Critique
My earlier critique
Grundy's critique
Application to pedagogy
Questions for discussion
Further reading
The Cooperative Principle and Politeness
Introduction
The Cooperative Principle
Implicature
Flouting the maxims
Flouting the quantity maxim
Flouting the quality maxim
Flouting the maxim of relation
Flouting the maxim of manner
Conflicting maxims
Hedges
Infringing the CP
Violating the CP
Limitations of Grice's theory
An example of application of the CP to pedagogy
Quantity
Quality
Relation
Manner
Politeness
Lakoff's and Leech's models of politeness
Brown and Levinson's model of politeness
House and Kasper�s model of FTA realisations
'Post-modern' approaches to politeness
Application to pedagogy
Questions for discussion
Further reading
Conversation Analysis
Introduction
Methodology and transcription system
Turn-taking
Rules for turn-taking
Adjacency pairs
Conditional relevance
Preference organisation
Expansion sequences
Pre-expansions
Post-expansions
Insert expansions
Topic management
Topic initiation
Topic pursuit
Topic shift
Topic termination
Stories
Repair
Self-initiated self-completed
Self-initiated other-completed
Other-initiated self-completed
Other-initiated other-completed
Institutional talk
CA across cultures
Critique
Application to pedagogy
CA and research in second-language acquisition
CA and teaching and learning
Questions for discussion
Further reading
Genre Analysis
Introduction
Genre and register
Other characteristic features of genre
Staging
Communities of practice
Conventionalised lexicogrammatical features
Recurrent nature of genres
Genre as a flexible concept
Genre relations
Intertextuality
Intercultural nature of genres
Approaches to genre pedagogy
The ESP school
Key concepts
Application to pedagogy
The Sydney school
Key concepts
Application to pedagogy
The Rhetorical Genre Studies school
Key concepts
Application to pedagogy
Critique
Application to pedagogy: general principles
Questions for discussion
Further reading
Corpus-based approaches
What is a corpus?
What is Corpus Linguistics?
Some fundamental insights about discourse from the corpus perspective
Features of analysis
Word frequency
Collocation
Colligation
Semantic prosody
Semantic preference
Multidimensional analysis
Corpus-assisted Discourse Analysis
Corpora and context
Move analysis
Small corpora
Learner corpora
Application to pedagogy
Indirect applications
Dictionaries
Grammars and grammar resource books
Course books
Specialised indirect applications
Direct applications
Language education and lexical priming
Critique
Criticisms of Corpus Linguistics as an approach to language
Criticisms of corpus applications to Language Education
Questions for discussion
Further reading
Critical Discourse Analysis
Introduction
Some major proponents
Fairclough
Wodak
van Dijk
Kress
van Leeuwen
Some key issues
Language and power
Hegemony
Identity
Methods and toolkits for CDA
CDA and Systemic Functional Linguistics
CDA and Corpus Linguistics
Positive Discourse Analysis
Critique
Application to pedagogy
Critical Language Awareness
Some examples of the application of Critical Language Awareness
Questions for discussion
Further reading
Answers to objective questions
Notes
References
Index

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