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Qualitative Discourse Analysis in the Social Sciences

ISBN-10: 0230019870

ISBN-13: 9780230019874

Edition: 2008

Authors: Ruth Wodak, Michal Krzyzanowski, Jackie Abell, Helmut Gruber, Gerlinde Mautner

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Analyzing language and communication can give us great insight into relationships, power and the cultural boundaries of our society. Written for students who are new to discourse analysis, this book demonstrates how to analyze discourse effectively.
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List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 7/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

JONATHAN CULPEPER is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at the University of Lancaster, UK. His research interests include stylistics, pragmatics, and (the history of) the English Language. His publications include History of English (Routledge, 1997), Exploring the Language of Drama (Routledge, 1998, co-edited with Mick Short and Peter Verdonk), Language and Characterisation in Plays and Other Texts (2001) and research collected volume Cognitive Stylistics: Language and Cognition in Text Analysis (2002). FRANCIS KATAMBA is Professor of Linguisticsnbsp;in the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at the University of Lancaster, UK.nbsp;His research interests are in the areas of English phonology and morphology, including morphological and phonological theory.nbsp;His publications include An Introduction to Phonology (1989), English Words (1994) and Contemporary Linguistics:nbsp;An Introduction , 3rd editions (with William O'Grady and Michaelnbsp;Dobrovolsky, 1997) nbsp; PAUL KERSWILL is Professor of Sociolinguistics in the Department ofnbsp;Linguistics and Modern English Language at the University of Lancaster, UK.nbsp;His areas ofnbsp;research and interest include social dialectology, language variation and change, and English accents and dialects.nbsp;His publications include Dialects Converging: Rural Speech in Urban Norway (1994) and Dialectnbsp;Change: Convergence and Divergence in European Languages (2005). nbsp; RUTH WODAK is Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies in the Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at the University of Lancaster, UK.nbsp;She has published widely in critical discourse studies, on issues of identity politics, of exclusion and inclusion and of social and political changes. TONY McENERY is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Lancaster, UK. His research interests in English corpus linguistics as well as corpus linguistics applied to languages other than English. He has wide experience of editing and authoring, and is currently editor of three book series, Advances in Corpus Linguistics (Routledge), Empirical Linguistics (EUP) and Routledge Frequency Dictionaries (Routledge).

RUTH WODAK is Professor and Chair of Discourse Studies in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University. She was previously awarded the Wittgenstein Prize for Elite Researchers and is Head of the Wittgenstein Research Centre 'Discourse, Politics, Identity' at the University of Vienna.nbsp; She has beennbsp;published widely in the field of Discourse Analysis. MICHAL KRZYZANOWSKI is Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University. He is an active member of the Discourse, Politics, Identity Research Centre in the Department of European and Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. He has been published widely in the field of Discourse Analysis.

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Contributors
Introduction: Discourse Studies - Important Concepts and Terms
Discourse and text
Outline of the volume
Analyzing Newspapers, Magazines and Other Print Media
Laying the foundations: what are print media?
Why study print media?
Production and consumption
Getting started and engaging with your data
Key resources for textual analysis
Checks and balances: comparative evidence from reference corpora
Key readings
Analyzing Communication in the New Media
New media: an overview
Why investigate communication in the new media as a social scientist?
Compiling a corpus of CMC texts
What is a genre?
Key properties of scholarly email postings
Key readings
Analyzing TV Documentaries
Defining documentaries
The powerfulness of documentaries
Types of documentaries
Preconditions for the analysis of documentaries
Steps towards a meaningful analysis of television documentaries
Analyzing verbal and multimodal aspects of documentaries
Levels of analysis and selection of a transcription method
Including necessary context information
Key readings
Analyzing Political Rhetoric
What is political rhetoric?
The politolinguistic approach
A selection of analytical categories
How to conduct a politolinguistic analysis of political rhetoric - a theoretical outline of the research practice
Doing politolinguistic analysis - an example
Concluding remarks
Key readings
Analyzing Interaction in Broadcast Debates
Steps in analysis
Text and contexts
Applying the framework to interaction in debates
Debates and other genres
Key readings
Analyzing Research Interviews
Approaches to discourse analysis in different disciplines
Contexts for discourse analysis of research interviews
Intertextual links
Context of situation
Sociopolitical and historical contexts
Issues in analysis and explanation
Key readings
Analyzing Focus Group Discussions
Focus groups and their foci
Exploring key features of focus groups
The (process of) framing focus groups
Approaching and analyzing focus groups
Thematic structures in focus group discourse: example of analysis
Key readings
Discourse Analysis and Ethnography
What is ethnography?
Analyzing organizational discourse
In the field: gathering and analyzing ethnographic data
Interpreting ethnographic data in discourse-oriented research
Assessing the quality of research and the principle of reflexivity
Key readings