Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis

In Search of Meaning
Author: Stefan Titscher,Michael Meyer,Ruth Wodak,Eva Vetter
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857022202
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
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'This volume is the most comprehensive overview to date of sociologically orientated approaches to text and discourse analysis and is worth reading even for those who are interested only in purely linguistiv approaches to text and discourse. Its main merit, I think, is that it intorduces approaches which up to now have hardley been admitted into the universe of scientific discourse' - Discourse Studies Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis provides the most comprehensive overview currently available of linguistic and sociological approaches to text and discourse analysis. Among the 10 linguistic and sociological models surveyed in this book some of the more important are Grounded Theory, Content Analysis, Conversation Analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis. The book presents each approach according to a standardised format, which allows for direct systematic comparisons. The fully annotated lists of sources provide readers with an additional means of evaluation of the competing analytical methods. Interdisciplinary and international in its aims, Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis suggests the benefits both linguists and sociologists will derive from a more intimate knowledge of each others' methods and procedures.

Methoden der Textanalyse

Leitfaden und Überblick
Author: Stefan Titscher,Ruth Wodak,Michael Meyer,Eva Vetter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322873021
Category: Political Science
Page: 376
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Dieses Lehrbuch verwirklicht zwei Ziele: Einerseits bietet es eine Einführung in die Vorgehensweise zur wissenschaftlichen Analyse von gesprochenen oder geschriebenen Texten. Andererseits werden insgesamt 15 Methoden und Verfahren aus der Linguistik und der Soziologie dargestellt und diskutiert. Die Darstellung erfolgt nach einer einheitlichen Gliederung und ermöglicht damit einen direkten Vergleich. Umfangreiche kommentierte Literaturverweise erleichtern den vertieften Zugang zur Thematik. Damit schafft dieses Werk den derzeit umfassendsten Überblick über sozialwissenschaftliche Methoden der Textanalyse.

Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis


Author: Ruth Wodak,Michael Meyer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761961543
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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This book is designed as an introduction to Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) and gives an overview of the various theories and methods associated with this sociolinguistic approach. It also introduces the reader to the leading figures in CDA and the methods to which they are most closely related. The text aims to provide a comprehensive description of the individual methods, an understanding of the theories to which methods refer and a comparative treatment of each of these methods so that students may be able to determine which is the most appropriate to select for their particular research question. Given the balance between theory and application, plus the intended audience - no previous knowledge of CDA is assumed - Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis should be useful reading for both students and researchers in the fields of linguistics, sociology, social psychology and the social sciences in general.

Methods for Critical Discourse Analysis


Author: Ruth Wodak,Michael Meyer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446244081
Category: Social Science
Page: 216
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Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis provides a concise, comprehensible and thoroughly up-to-date introduction to CDA, appropriate for both novice and experienced researchers. This new edition has been updated throughout, with a new introduction contextualizing the development of the CDA approach, and two entirely new chapters on the 'social actor approach' to CDA and the use of quantitative corpus linguistic methods. The editors have brought together contributions from leading experts in the field, who each introduce their own approaches to CDA. Examples are included throughout, demonstrating the value of the method in analyzing a variety of genres of written material on a whole range of topics, including global warming, leadership in management, and globalization. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers in linguistics, sociology and psychology interested in interdisciplinary approaches to coping with topical social problems.

Methods of Critical Discourse Studies


Author: Ruth Wodak,Michael Meyer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473934249
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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This is a sophisticated and nuanced introduction to critical discourse analysis (CDA) that covers a range of topics in an accessible, engaging style. With international examples and an interdisciplinary approach, readers gain a rich understanding of the many angles into critical discourse analysis, the fundamentals of how analysis works and examples from written texts, online data and images. This new edition: expands coverage of multimodality adds two new chapters on social media and analysis of online data supports learning with a guided introduction to each chapter includes a new and extended glossary Clearly written, practical and rigorous in its approach, this book is the ideal companion when embarking on research that focuses on discourse and meaning-making. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Discourses of Freedom of Speech

From the Enactment of the Bill of Rights to the Sedition Act of 1918
Author: J. Rudanko
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137030607
Category: History
Page: 201
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Freedom of speech is a tradition distinctive to American political culture, and this book focuses on major debates and discourses that shaped this tradition. It sheds fresh light on key Congressional debates in the early American Republic, developing and applying an approach to fallacy theory suitable to the study of political discourse.

The Role of Discourse Analysis for Translation and in Translator Training


Author: Christina Schäffner
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 9781853595936
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 95
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It has been widely recognised that an in-depth textual analysis of a source text is relevant for translation. This book discusses the role of Discourse Analysis for translation and translator training. One particular model of discourse analysis is presented in detail, and its application in the context of translator training is critically examined.

Text, Kontext, Interpretation


Author: Käthi Dorfmüller-Karpusa,János S. Petöfi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783871185038
Category: Discourse analysis
Page: 354
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Marke und Gesellschaft

Markenkommunikation im Spannungsfeld von Werbung und Public Relations
Author: Nina Janich
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531916831
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 355
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Analyzing Text and Discourse

Eight Approaches for the Social Sciences
Author: Kristina Boréus,Göran Bergström
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473965675
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 304
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Clearly setting out the advantages and disadvantages of each methodology, and providing real-world examples of when the methodology has been used successfully, this introduction makes it easy for students to assess which approach would be best for their research and to implement it successfully.

An Introduction to Discourse Analysis

Theory and Method
Author: James Paul Gee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0203847881
Category: Education
Page: 218
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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.

Text and Discourse Analysis


Author: Raphael Salkie
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415092784
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 115
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A practical, `user-friendly' guide to the issues and methods associated with text and discourse analysis. Text and Discourse Analysis: * examines a wide variety of authentic texts including news stories, adverts, novels, official forms, instruction manuals and textbooks * contains numerous practical activities * looks at a range of cohesive devices * concludes by looking at larger patterns in texts, a set of further exercises and a guide for further reading * provides a hands-on guide to an area of growing importance in language study.

Discourse, of Course

An Overview of Research in Discourse Studies
Author: Jan Renkema
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 902723258X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 393
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Discourse, of Course comes after Jan Renkema s" Introduction to Discourse Studies" (2004")" for undergraduates. The new book is a collection of twenty short papers. It is a "capita selecta " course and meant for graduate programs. The aim of this book is threefold: to present material for advanced courses in discourse studies; to unfold a stimulating display of research projects to future PhD students; to give an overview of new developments after the 2004" Introduction to Discourse Studies." This publication fulfills both the teacher's need for a state-of-the-art overview of the main topics in discourse, and the student's need to acquire standards for developing research plans in theses and dissertations. It gives a combination of approaches from very different schools in discourse studies, ranging from argumentation theory to genre theory, from the study of multimodal metaphors to cognitive approaches to coherence analysis. This book is not only meant to serve as a textbook, but also as a reference book for researchers who want an update for various main topics in the field."

Methods of Social Movement Research


Author: Bert Klandermans,Suzanne Staggenborg
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816635955
Category: Social Science
Page: 382
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Citing the critical importance of empirical work to social movement research, the editors of this volume have put together the first systematic overview of the major methods used by social movement theorists. Original chapters cover the range of techniques: surveys, formal models, discourse analysis, in-depth interviews, participant observation, case studies, network analysis, historical methods, protest event analysis, macro-organizational analysis, and comparative politics. Each chapter includes a methodological discussion, examples of studies employing the method, an examination of its strengths and weaknesses, and practical guidelines for its application.

Gender and Discourse


Author: Ruth Wodak
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857021885
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 320
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The contributors to this collection offer an essential introduction to the ways in which feminist linguistics and critical discourse analysis have contributed to our understanding of gender and sex. By examining how these perspectives have been applied to these concepts, the contributors provide both a review of the literature, as well as an opportunity to follow the most recent debates in this area. Gender and Discourse brings together European, American and Australian traditions of research. Through an analysis of a range of `real' data, the contributors demonstrate the relevance of these theoretical and methodological insights for gender research in particular and social practice in general.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory

Approaches, Scholars, Terms
Author: Irene Rima Makaryk
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802068606
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 656
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The last half of the twentieth century has seen the emergence of literary theory as a new discipline. As with any body of scholarship, various schools of thought exist, and sometimes conflict, within it. I.R. Makaryk has compiled a welcome guide to the field. Accessible and jargon-free, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory provides lucid, concise explanations of myriad approaches to literature that have arisen over the past forty years. Some 170 scholars from around the world have contributed their expertise to this volume. Their work is organized into three parts. In Part I, forty evaluative essays examine the historical and cultural context out of which new schools of and approaches to literature arose. The essays also discuss the uses and limitations of the various schools, and the key issues they address. Part II focuses on individual theorists. It provides a more detailed picture of the network of scholars not always easily pigeonholed into the categories of Part I. This second section analyses the individual achievements, as well as the influence, of specific scholars, and places them in a larger critical context. Part III deals with the vocabulary of literary theory. It identifies significant, complex terms, places them in context, and explains their origins and use. Accessibility is a key feature of the work. By avoiding jargon, providing mini-bibliographies, and cross-referencing throughout, Makaryk has provided an indispensable tool for literary theorists and historians and for all scholars and students of contemporary criticism and culture.

Opening Windows on Texts and Discourses of the Past


Author: Janne Skaffari,Matti Peikola,Ruth Carroll,Risto Hiltunen,Brita Wårvik
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027294585
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 418
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This volume presents a variety of pragmatic and discourse analytical approaches to a wide range of linguistic data and historical texts, including data from English, French, Irish, Latin, and Spanish. This diversity of research questions and methods is a feature of the field of historical pragmatics, which by its very nature has to take into account the multiplicity of historical contexts and the infinite variety of human interaction. This is highlighted in the book’s introduction by means of the metaphor of "opening windows". Each chapter is a window affording a different view of the linguistic and textual landscape. Some of these windows were opened by historical linguists who have acquired discourse perspectives, some by pragmaticians with historical interests, and others by literary scholars drawing from linguistic pragmatics. Contributors include L. J. Brinton, A. H. Jucker, F. Salager-Meyer, I. Taavitsainen, B. Wehr, L. Wright, and sixteen others.

Discourse on the Move

Using Corpus Analysis to Describe Discourse Structure
Author: Douglas Biber
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027223029
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 289
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Discourse on the Move is the first book-length exploration of how corpus-based methods can be used for discourse analysis, applied to the description of discourse organization. The primary goal is to bring these two analytical perspectives together: undertaking a detailed discourse analysis of each individual text, but doing so in terms that can be generalized across all texts of a corpus. The book explores two major approaches to this task: 'top-down' and 'bottom-up'. In the 'top-down' approach, the functional components of a genre are determined first, and then all texts in a corpus are analyzed in terms of those components. In contrast, textual components emerge from the corpus analysis in the bottom-up approach, and the discourse organization of individual texts is then analyzed in terms of linguistically-defined textual categories. Both approaches are illustrated through case studies of discourse structure in particular genres: fund-raising letters, biology/biochemistry research articles, and university classroom teaching.

Methods in Historical Pragmatics


Author: Susan M. Fitzmaurice,Irma Taavitsainen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110197820
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 319
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This volume represents a timely collective review and assessment of what it is we do when we do English historical pragmatics or historical discourse analysis. The context for the volume is a critical assessment of the assumptions and practices defining the body of research conducted on the history of the English language from the perspective of historical pragmatics, broadly construed. The aim of the volume is to engage with matters of approach and method from different perspectives; accordingly, the contributions offer insights into earlier communicative practices, registers, and linguistic functions as gleaned from historical discourse. The essays are grouped according to their orientations within the scope of the study of language and meaning in historical texts, both literary and non-literary. The structure of the volume thus represents a critical convergence of traditions of reading texts and analyzing discourse and this in turn exposes key questions about the methods and the outcomes of such readings or analyses. The volume contributes to the growing maturity of historical pragmatic research approaches as it exemplifies and extends the range of approaches and methods that dominate the research enterprise. Contributors are prominent international scholars in the fields of linguistics, literature, and philology: Dawn Archer, Birte Bös, Laurel Brinton, Gabriella Del Lungo Camiciotti, James Fitzmaurice, Susan Fitzmaurice, Monika Fludernik, Andreas Jucker, Thomas Kohnen, Ursula Lenker, Lynne Magnusson, and Irma Taavitsainen.