Introduction to Discourse Analysis Theory and Method

ISBN-10: 0415585708
ISBN-13: 9780415585705
Edition: 3rd 2011 (Revised)
Authors: James Paul Gee
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 9/8/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

Discourse analysis considers how language, both spoken and written, enacts social and cultural perspectives and identities. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, An Introduction to Discourse Analysis examines the field and presents James Paul Gee's unique integrated approach which incorporates both a theory of language-in-use and a method of research.The third edition of this bestselling text has been extensively revised and updated to include new material such as examples of oral and written language, ranging from group discussions with children, adults, students and teachers to conversations, interviews, academic texts and policy documents.While it can be used as a stand-alone text, this edition has also been fully cross-referenced with the practical companion title How to do Discourse Analysis: a Toolkit and together they provide the complete resource for students with an interest in this area.Clearly structured and written in a highly accessible style, An Introduction to Discourse Analysis includes perspectives from a variety of approaches and disciplines, including applied linguistics, education, psychology, anthropology and communication to help students and scholars from a range of backgrounds to formulate their own views on discourse and engage in their own discourse analysis.ãAPPLIED LINGUISTICS/EDUCATION/COMMUNICATION STUDIES/ANTHROPOLOGY

James Paul Gee is Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of Social Linguistics and Literacies, a foundational work in the field of New Literacy Studies, and Why Video Games Are Good For Your Soul.

Introduction
Building Tasks
Tools of Inquiry and Discourses
Social Languages, Conversations, and Intertextuality
Form-Function Correlations, Situated Meanings, and Figured Worlds
Figured Worlds
Context
Discourse Analysis
Processing and Organizing Language
Sample of Discourse Analysis 1
Sample of Discourse Analysis 2
Sample of Discourse Analysis 3
Appendix: Discourse Analysis for Images And Multimodal Texts
Glossary

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