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Analysing discourse : textual analysis for social research

Author: Norman Fairclough
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This introductory textbook to discourse analysis provides a guide to using & investigating real language data. It draws on a range of social theorists from Bourdieu to Habermas & presents a consistently social perspective on language analysis. The discussion is illustrated with a range of real texts.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Fairclough
ISBN: 0415258928 9780415258920 0415258936 9780415258937 9780203697078 0203697073
OCLC Number: 51022957
Description: vi, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Social Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Text Analysis --
Introduction --
Texts, Social Events, and Social Practices --
Intertextuality and Assumptions --
Genres and Action --
Genres --
Meaning Relations between Sentences and Clauses --
Types of Exchange, Speech Functions, and Grammatical Mood --
Discourses and Representations --
Discourses --
Representations of Social Events --
Styles and Identities --
Styles --
Modality and Evaluation --
Responsibility: Norman Fairclough.
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Drawing on a range of social theorists from Bourdieu to Habermas, as well as his own past research, Fairclough's book presents a form of language analysis with a consistently social perspective. His  Read more...


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'This is a through and detailed introduction to textual analysis which will benefit those to whom it is mainly directed: students and researchers in social science and humanities. - escalate

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