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Discourse and practice : new tools for critical discourse analysis

Author: Theo Van Leeuwen
Publisher: Oxford [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book presents a new theory of discourse, arguing that our understanding of texts ultimately rests on our practices and on what we do. It will be welcomed by students and researchers looking for  Read more...

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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theo Van Leeuwen
ISBN: 9780195323306 0195323300 9780195323313 0195323319
OCLC Number: 751190897
Description: IX, [2], 172 s. : il. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface; ; Chapter 1: Discourse as the recontextualization of social practice; ; 1. The supersedure of meaning by function; ; 2. Discourse as the recontextualization of social practice; ; 3. Social practices; ; Chapter 2: Representing social actors; ; 1. A sociosemantic inventory; ; 2. Our Race Odyssey; ; 3. Exclusion; ; 4. Role Allocation; ; 5. Genericisation and specification; ; 6. Assimilation; ; 7. Association and dissociation; ; 8. Indetermination and differentiation; ; 9. Nomination and categorization; ; 10. Functionalisation and identification; ; 11. Personalisation and impersonalisation; ; 12. Overdetermination; ; 13. Conclusion; ; Chapter 3: Representing social action ; 1. Introduction; ; 2. Reactions; ; 3. Material and semiotic action; ; 4. Objectivation and descriptivization; ; 5. De-agenitalization ; 6. Generalization and abstraction; ; 7. Overdetermination; ; 8. Conclusion; ; Chapter 4: Time in discourse; ; 1. Introduction; ; 2. The socio-semantics of location and extent; ; 2.1. Time summons; ; 2.2. Synchronisation; ; 2.3. Punctuality; ; 2.4. Exact and inexact timing; ; 2.5. Unique and recurring timing; ; 3. Experiencing Duration; ; 4. Managing Time; ; 5. Two examples; ; Chapter 5: Space in discourse; ; 1. Introduction; ; 2. Locating action; ; 3. Arranging and interpreting space; ; 4. Description and legitimation; ; 5. Subjective and objective space; ; 6. Word and image; ; Chapter 6: The discursive construction of legitimation; ; 1. Introduction; ; 2. Authorization; ; 3. Moral evaluation; ; 4. Rationalization; ; 5. Mythopoesis; ; 6. Multimodal legitimation; ; 7. Legitimation and context; ; Chapter 7: The discursive construction of purpose; ; 1. Introduction; ; 2. Purpose and Legitimation; ; 3. The grammar of purpose; ; Chapter 8: The visual representation of social actors; ; 1. Word and image; ; 2. The image and the viewer; ; 3. Depicting people; ; Chapter 9: Representing social actors with toys; ; 1. Introduction; ; 2. Roles, identities, meanings; ; 3. Preschool Playmobil; ; 4. Playing with Playmobil
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics.
Responsibility: Theo van Leeuwen.

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