Working with Written Discourse

In an accessible style, Working with Written Discourse illustrates how these texts can be analyzed employing a wide variety of approaches that are critical, multidisciplinary, and productive.

Author: Deborah Cameron

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473904358

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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"An outstanding introduction to discourse analysis of written language in an age that is more and more characterized by multilingual, digital, and generically hybrid texts. In an accessible style, Working with Written Discourse illustrates how these texts can be analyzed employing a wide variety of approaches that are critical, multidisciplinary, and productive." - Professor Jaffer Sheyholislami, Carleton University "Comprehensive and up-to-the-minute in its discussion of areas like multimodality and the new media, without overlooking ‘older’ media and more conventional writing. I will recommend it highly to students at all levels." - Dr Mark Sebba, Lancaster University Addressing the practicalities of research, and embracing the complexity and variety of written forms of language, this book: grounds readers in a broad range of concepts, debates and relevant methods focuses on both theoretical questions and the ‘how to’ of analysis is loaded with practical activities and advice on the design and execution of research highlights computer-mediated communication and new media discourse, from text messages and tweets to mobile phone novels and online encyclopedias draws on data from international and multilingual communities. The perfect companion to Deborah Cameron's best-selling Working with Spoken Discourse, this book equips readers with practical and conceptual tools to ask questions about written discourse, and to analyse the huge variety of texts that make up our linguistic landscape. It is the essential guide for students of discourse analysis in linguistics, media and communication studies, and for social researchers across the social sciences.

Working with Written Discourse

In an accessible style, Working with Written Discourse illustrates how these texts can be analyzed employing a wide variety of approaches that are critical, multidisciplinary, and productive.

Author: Deborah Cameron


ISBN: 9781473921917

Category: Analogy

Page: 199

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An outstanding introduction to discourse analysis of written language in an age that is more and more characterized by multilingual, digital, and generically hybrid texts. In an accessible style, Working with Written Discourse illustrates how these texts can be analyzed employing a wide variety of approaches that are critical, multidisciplinary, and productive.

Good to Talk

The book also poses questions about the social and political implications of talking about talking. Is `communication' the key to solving the

Author: Deborah Cameron

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761957713

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 213

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It's good to talk is one of the great clich[ac]es of our time. The benefits of talk to individuals, families and organizations are proclaimed by pop psychologists, television talk show hosts, and management gurus. The importance of talk is talked about endlessly. Good to Talk? is an attempt to look critically at what lies behind this upsurge of concern about talk in our workplaces, classrooms and private lives, and it places these developments in historical context and relates their forms to the broader economic and social changes associated with globalization. The book also poses questions about the social and political implications of talking about talking. Is `communication' the key to solving the

Working with Spoken Discourse

Introduction This is a book about discourse analysis , and its title - Working with Spoken Discourse - was chosen with two ... The analysis of written texts is also , of course , a qualitative method used in social science research ...

Author: Deborah Cameron

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761957737

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

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Working with Spoken Discourse provides a comprehensive account of the expanding multidisciplinary field of discourse analysis. It discusses current approaches, concepts and debates in the field of spoken discourse and provides a grounding in the practical techniques of discourse analysis and how to apply them to real data.

Worlds of Written Discourse

A typical socio-linguist interested in discourse analysis will perhaps begin from the top end, looking deeply and exhaustively into the social context, working his way downward, but not often getting seriously engaged in the textual ...

Author: Vijay Bhatia

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472521714

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Genre theory in the past few years has contributed immensely to our understanding of the way discourse is used in academic, professional and institutional contexts. However, its development has been constrained by the nature and design of its applications, which have invariably focused on language teaching and learning, or communication training and consultation. This has led to the use of simplified and idealised genres. In contrast to this, the real world of discourse is complex, dynamic and unpredictable. This tension between the real world of written discourse and its representation in applied genre-based literature is the main theme of this book. The book addresses this theme from the perspectives of four rather different worlds: the world of reality, the world of private intentions, the world of analysis and the world of applications. Using examples from a range of situations including advertising, business, academia, economics, law, book introductions, reports, media and fundraising, Bhatia uses discourse analysis to move genre theory away from educational contexts and into the real world. Introduction Overview: Perspectives on Discourse The World of Reality The World of Private Intentions The World of Analysis The World of Applications References

Working at Writing

“ Stage View : If the Play Is Bad , the Review Is Hard Work . " New York Times 26 Sept. 1982 : H3 , 22 . Kinneavy , James L. A Theory of Discourse : The Aims of Discourse . 1971 . Reprint . New York : Norton , 1980 .

Author: Robert L. Root

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809316861

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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A survey of the composing processes of seven working writers?columnist/ essayists Jim Fitzgerald and Kathleen Stocking, political columnists Tom Wicker and Richard Reeves, drama critic Walter Kerr, and film critics David Denby and Neal Gabler?Working at Writing offers rich and unique insights into how writing is actually done. The book has three interlocking elements: edited transcripts of interviews with the writers about their composing processes and the composition of specific works, copies of the works discussed in the transcripts, and a series of chapters that analyze the interviews and articles in the context of current research into composing. Through this unusual structure, Root investigates both the ways in which the working practices of the seven writers relate to one another and to current models of composing and the ways in which such a discussion will be of value to others, particularly to student writers and their teachers. By considering the comments of practicing writers and the examples of their compositions and by comparing the evidence of research findings with those examples of practical experience, Root gives student writers?and their teachers as well?the opportunity to better understand the paradigms that govern their own composing and to confirm, modify, abandon, or replace them. The final chapter discusses the implications of these professionals' experience for those who hope to become working writers. Stressing the importance of "assiduous stringsaving," immersion in context, regular composition, the rhetorical situation, and the writer's understanding of his or her own process, Root suggests both what separates the novice from the expert and how novices can apply the insights of this book as they work at their own writing.

Media and Communication Research Methods

Van Dijk added that while discourse analysis focuses a great deal of attention on talk and oral communication, it also studies written language and written texts. From his discussion of discourse analysis, we can see that it is ...

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544332661

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 488

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This step-by-step introduction to conducting media and communication research offers practical insights along with the author’s signature lighthearted style to make discussion of qualitative and quantitative methods easy to comprehend. The Fifth Edition of Media and Communication Research Methods includes a new chapter on discourse analysis; expanded discussion of social media, including discussion of the ethics of Facebook experiments; and expanded coverage of the research process with new discussion of search strategies and best practices for analyzing research articles. Ideal for research students at both the graduate and undergraduate level, this proven book is clear, concise, and accompanied by just the right number of detailed examples, useful applications, and valuable exercises to help students to understand, and master, media and communication research.

Spoken and Written Discourse

The prototypical and oft - cited case is that of Shirley Brice Heath's ( 1983 ) study of the uses of oral and written discourse in two working - class communities in the southeastern United States , one black , the other white .

Author: Khosrow Jahandarie

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567504262

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 446

View: 316

This volume presents a systematic, reasonably exhaustive, and critical view of the existing scientific literature on the differences between speech and writing and, particularly, the cognitive and cultural implications of these differences. It is unique in its multidisciplinary scope and analytical depth as it brings together, for the first time, this multiplicity of theory and evidence from varied disciplines.

Media Analysis Techniques

So discourse analysis focuses upon texts of one kind or another. These texts can be conversations, textual material in advertisements, written texts, texts found in social media, and mass-mediated texts.

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506366201

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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"This book provides a concise, thought-provoking, and cleverly-written introduction to major theories in media analysis, and it gives students new perspectives on the media they use." —Donna Halper, Lesley University In the Sixth Edition of Media Analysis Techniques, author Arthur Asa Berger once again provides students with a clearly written, user-friendly, hands-on guide to media criticism. The book empowers readers to make their own analyses of the media rather than just accept how others interpret the media. Media Analysis Techniques begins by examining four basic techniques of media interpretation—semiotic theory, Marxist theory, psychoanalytic theory, and sociological theory—that Berger considers critical for creative people to acknowledge if they are to understand how their creations translate to the real world. Application chapters then link popular culture to these four theories. Written in an accessible style that demystifies complex concepts, Media Analysis Techniques includes learning exercises, a glossary, study guides, and the author’s own illustrations. New to the Sixth Edition: A new chapter on discourse analysis offers students techniques for analyzing the language in texts. New content on psychological impact of social media shows that there are often negative consequences to using social media. Increased coverage of technology and social media helps readers apply time-tested analysis techniques to the latest media. Updated examples from popular culture bring theory to life. New drawings and photo images illustrate concepts and enhance the visual attractiveness of this book. New material around generational differences describe to students how each generation interacts with media differently, particularly the millennials. New discussions by thinkers who have made major impacts on popular culture, such as Daniel Chandler on semiotic codes Michel Foucault on change in cultures Mark Gottdiener on sign vehicles in semiotic theory Guy Debord on the Society of Spectacle Mark Thompson et al on Marx’s neglect of egalitarian political culture Marcel Danesi on myth and popular culture Ernest Kris on the Oedipus Complex Sigmund Freud on the purposes of jokes Clotaire Rapaille on the new "Global code." Teun van Dyk on discourse analysis and ideology Wolfgang Iser on reception theory 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.

Research Methods for Classroom Discourse

In each case the construction of the written document would be subtly different. It is rare for spoken discourse to be this considered, although it sometimes is. When working with written discourse it is important to remember it is ...

Author: Jenni Ingram

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350072680

Category: Education

Page: 248

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Language, both spoken and written, is key to understanding learning processes in the classroom. Research Methods for Classroom Discourse is for those who want to investigate spoken interaction or other discourse in the classroom. It lays out clearly the different approaches which are possible, identifying the key principles of each. It addresses the differences between them and the consequences these differences might have for teachers and researchers. Each approach is outlined in terms of practical methods advice, reasons for use, and case studies in which the approach has been used in classroom discourse. Common approaches such as conversation analysis, positioning theory, and critical discourse analysis are included alongside more specialised approaches such as discursive psychology and corpus linguistics. The context of classroom research is used to frame all discussions, with connections to other uses and applications where it can enhance the research being undertaken. The authors demonstrate the relationship between these different theoretical approaches through considering particular applications to common topics within classroom research, such as multilingual learners, knowledge/ knowing and identity. The authors assume no prior knowledge of technical terms and a glossary of key term terms is included. Practical issues such as ethics, data collection and transcription are an integral part of the discussion throughout, providing students with all the knowledge needed to embark upon a successful research project in this area.

Coherence and Cohesion in Spoken and Written Discourse

She has published The Language of Electrical Engineering as a Special Province (2007) and is currently working on The Study of a Professional Discourse. Markéta Malá is Assistant Professor of English Linguistics at Charles University in ...

Author: Olga Dontcheva-Navratilova

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 152755662X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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Coherence and Cohesion in Spoken and Written Discourse provides new insights into the various ways coherence works in a wide spread of spoken and written text types and interactional situations, all of which point to the dynamics and subjectivity of its nature. Despite the variety of approaches the authors adopt, they share an understanding of language as a dynamic and heterogeneous system mediating interaction in social and cultural contexts and explain how coherence and cohesion are reflected in different contextually bound aspects of human communication. The chapters of the book comprise essays by linguists working in the fields of pragmatics, discourse analysis and stylistics which explore features contributing to the perception of cohesion and coherence in spoken and written varieties of English, namely impromptu, academic and political discourse within the former variety, and media, academic and fictional discourse within the latter. This volume, which combines theoretical insights with practical analyses of different varieties of spoken and written English discourse, will be of interest to a wide range of researchers, scholars and students of English.

Methods in Cognitive Linguistics

2.6 Mediated situatedness: A look at recent accounts of metaphor in (public) written discourse While this chapter has so far focused on spoken discourse, we would like to point the reader to recent empirical work on written discourse ...

Author: Monica Gonzalez-Marquez

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027292493

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 452

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Methods in Cognitive Linguistics is an introduction to empirical methodology for language researchers. Intended as a handbook to exploring the empirical dimension of the theoretical questions raised by Cognitive Linguistics, the volume presents guidelines for employing methods from a variety of intersecting disciplines, laying out different ways of gathering empirical evidence. The book is divided into five sections. Methods and Motivations provides the reader with the preliminary background in scientific methodology and statistics. The sections on Corpus and Discourse Analysis, and Sign Language and Gesture describe different ways of investigating usage data. Behavioral Research describes methods for exploring mental representation, simulation semantics, child language development, and the relationships between space and language, and eye movements and cognition. Lastly, Neural Approaches introduces the reader to ERP research and to the computational modeling of language.

Working with Words

6.1 What is Discourse/Text? 6.1.1 Discourse and text analysis: some key concepts One starting point is that discourse/text analysis does not presuppose a bias towards the study of either spoken or written language.

Author: Miguel Fuster Márquez

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 8437085799

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Aquest volum intenta oferir als estudiants matriculats en el Grau d'Estudis Anglesos un manual de base que els introduïsca en l'estudi de les principals matèries. Un manual amb materials pràctics de treball i continguts que responen a les necessitats d'una contínua actualització de l'ensenyament de llengües estrangeres en una perspectiva empírica i teòrica, i que al mateix temps recull i integra els principals corrents científics dels estudis anglesos, tenint en compte les directrius introduïdes per l'Espai Europeu d'Educació Superior. La novetat d'aquest manual resideix a oferir a la xarxa i a la disposició de qualsevol usuari informació relacionada amb el contingut del llibre; textos, exercicis autocorrectius i activitats. Un espai que convida els usuaris a participar enviant les seves propostes per a publicar-les i poder-les compartir.

Spoken and Written Discourse in Online Interactions

Table 2.1 Spoken and written discourse features Speech Writing Spun out Dense Flowing Structured Choreographic Crystalline Oriented towards ... One working hypothesis is viewing written comments as an innovative use of speech (cf.

Author: Maria Grazia Sindoni

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135068828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Winner of the AIA Book Prize for a research monograph in the field of English Language and Linguistics (2016) Common patterns of interactions are altered in the digital world and new patterns of communication have emerged, challenging previous notions of what communication actually is in the contemporary age. Online configurations of interaction, such as video chats, blogging, and social networking practices demand profound rethinking of the categories of linguistic analysis, given the blurring of traditional distinctions between oral and written discourse in digital texts. This volume reconsiders underlying linguistic and semiotic frameworks of analysis of spoken and written discourse in the light of the new paradigms of online communication, in keeping with a multimodal corpus linguistics theoretical framework. Typical modes of online interaction encompass speech, writing, gesture, movement, gaze, and social distance. This is nothing new, but here Sindoni asserts that all these modes are integrated in unprecedented ways, enacting new interactional patterns and new systems of interpretation among web users. These "non verbal" modes have been sidelined by mainstream linguistics, whereas accounting for the complexity of new genres and making sense of their educational impact is high on this volume’ s agenda. Sindoni analyzes other new phenomena, ranging from the intimate sphere (i.e. video chats, personal blogs or journals on social networking websites) to the public arena (i.e. global-scale transmission of information and knowledge in public blogs or media-sharing communities), shedding light on the rapidly changing global web scenario.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Works on variations in the style of writing in the past , and especially with ancient and medieval handwriting , are entered under Paleography . UF Written discourse Written language BT Communication Discourse analysis Language and ...

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

... Written Bulgarian Written Catalan USE Catalan language — Written Catalan Written communication ( May Subd Geog ) P211 - P211.7 Here are entered works on written language as a form of communication or discourse . Works on the process ...

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How Writing Works

A student writer will spend most of her time working on the organizational patterns at these more macro levels , the levels at which a piece of written discourse works to communicate . My experience has shown that direct instruction is ...

Author: Gloria Houston

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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The innovative concept of learning to write in the real world is the basis for this book of model lesson plans, visual organizers, strategies, and assessments.

Oral and Written Discourse in Adolescents with Closed Head Injury

Analysis of oral and written discourse suggested differing cognitive demands for the two modes of expression.

Author: Brenda Marie Wilson




Page: 366

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Working with Texts

In linguistics, the phrase discourse analysis is used to refer to the analysis of both spoken and written texts. In each case, the aim is to analyse the way texts work across the boundaries of single sentences or utterances to form ...

Author: Maggie Bowring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134758286

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Working with Texts: A Core Book for Language Analysis provides a basic foundation for understanding aspects of English language crucial in the analysis of text. The major topics covered include writing, the sound system of spoken English, words, sentence grammar and discourse construction. The wide range of texts examined include literary extracts from prose fiction (Jeanette Winterson, Anne Tyler), poetry (D. H. Lawrence, Margaret Atwood), drama (John Godber) and graphic novels (Neil Gaiman), but also a huge diversity of texts from contemporary media: newspaper articles, advertisements (Gap, Kelloggs), political speeches and original authentic materials (children's writing, signs, everyday conversation). Student-friendly features include: * Activities showing how language works in texts and their contexts * Commentaries which follow each activity, highlighting main points of language use * Wide coverage of different genres: literary texts, notes, memos, signs, advertisements, leaflets, speeches, conversation * Suggestions for further reading and additional self-study exercises * Key words highlighted and a full index of terms Ideal for introductory courses to English Language and Literature and Linguistics. Also of interest to students of media and communication studies.

PTE Writing

[2nd Edition] The writing parts of the PTE exam are crucial to passing the Reading, Writing, and Listening parts of the exam. This text shows the most simple and effective ways to complete these parts of the test and score 90.

Author: Mjg Education


ISBN: 9781698354347


Page: 112

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The writing parts of the PTE exam are crucial to passing the Reading, Writing, and Listening parts of the exam. This text shows the most simple and effective ways to complete these parts of the test and score 90. Summarize Written Text, Summarize Spoken Text, and Write Essay are explained and given detail in a step-by-step fashion. Also, there are practice pages at the end of each section to help the test taker effectively answer additional question prompts. Finally, there are 109 academic words with short definitions to help beat the algorithm's vocabulary and written discourse codes. All work herein is based on over one thousand tutorials with clients/students around the world.