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Approaches To Discourse

Approaches To Discourse - 94 edition

Approaches To Discourse - 94 edition

ISBN13: 9780631166238

ISBN10: 0631166238

Approaches To Discourse by Deborah Schiffrin - ISBN 9780631166238
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 94
Copyright: 1994
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
Published: 1994
International: No
Approaches To Discourse by Deborah Schiffrin - ISBN 9780631166238

ISBN13: 9780631166238

ISBN10: 0631166238

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 94

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Summary

This is a guide to the various frameworks, concepts, and methods available for the analysis of discourse within linguistics. It compares six dominant approaches to discourse analysis: speech act theory, pragmatics, ethnomethodology, interactional sociolinguistics, ethnography of communication, and variation theory. The author not only considers each approach from several standpoints but she also illustrates them through extensive applications to a variety of concrete social and linguistic problems facing discourse analysts.

Author Bio

Schiffrin, Deborah : Georgetown University

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I: The Scope of Discourse Analysis:

1. Overview.
2. Definitions of Discourse.

Part II: Approaches to Discourse Analysis:

3. Speech Act Theory.
4. Interactional Sociolinguists.
5. The Ethnography of Communication.
6. Pragmatics.
7. Conversation Analysis.
8. Variation Analysis.

Part III: Conclusion:

9. Structure and Function.
10. Text and Context.
11. Discourse and Communication.
12. Conclusion: Language as Social Interaction.

Appendix 1: Collecting Data.
Appendix 2: Transcription Conventions.
Appendix 3: Sample Data.
Bibliography.
Index

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