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Overview

The Discourse Reader is an integrated and structured set of key readings representing the diverse field of discourse studies. Focusing on linguistic, interactional, textual, social, cultural and ideological issues, the Reader is organised to provide a graded introduction to discourse theory and practice. Readings include: influential early papers that laid the ground for the concept of discourse and defined the main priorities for discourse analysis, discussions of key research methods and resources, classic texts by leading theorists, highlighting key concepts in different traditions of discourse studies, papers by contemporary specialists showing what discourse analysis is able to achieve, applied to different social issues and social settings.

Designed as a structured source book for students from introductory undergraduate level upwards, this new edition includes updated introductions to the six sections, study questions and new readings from Roland Barthes, Judith Butler, Deborah Cameron, Nikolas Coupland and Virpi Ylanne, Derek Edwards, Norman Fairclough, David Graddol, Stuart Hall, Anita Pomerantz, Harvey Sacks and Theo Van Leeuwen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415197342
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/28/1999
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 620
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Adam Jaworski is Professor at the University of Hong Kong. He is co-editor of Semiotic Landscapes: Language, Image, Space (2010) and co-author of Tourism Discourse: The Language of Global Mobility (2010).

Nikolas Coupland is Research Professor at the University of Copenhagen and Distinguished Professor of Sociolinguistics at the University of Technology Sydney. He is editor of the Handbook of Language and Globalization (2010) and co-editor of Standard Languages and Language Standards in a Changing Europe (2011) with Tore Kristiansen.

Table of Contents


List of figures     x
Preface     xi
Acknowledgements     xiii
Introduction: Perspectives on Discourse Analysis     1
Discourse: meaning, function and context     39
Editors' introduction to Part 1     41
Linguistics and Poetics     39
How to Do Things with Words     55
Logic and Conversation     66
Sociocultural Knowledge in Conversational Inference     78
Talk and Social structure     86
The Problem of speech Genres     98
Myth Today     108
Discussion points for Part 1     122
Methods and resources for analysing discourse     123
Editors' introduction to Part 2     125
Power/Knowledge: The Politics of Social Science     132
Global Capitalism and Critical Awareness of Language     146
Jefferson's Transcript Notation     158
Transcription As Theory     166
Sound in Perspective     179
The Semiotic Construction of a Wine Label     194
Discussion points for Part 2     204
Sequence and structure     207
Editors' introduction to Part 3     209
The Transformation of Experience in Narrative     214
Narrative Analysis     227
'The Baby Cried. The Mommy Picked It Up'     239
Preference in Conversation: Agreeing and Disagreeing with Assessments     246
Opening Up Closings     262
Oh As a Marker of Information Management     272
Discussion points for Part 3     284
Negotiating social relationships     287
Editors' introduction to Part 4     289
On Phatic Communion     296
On Face-Work; An Analysis of Ritual Elements in Social Interaction     299
Politeness: Some Universals in Language Usage     311
Women, Men and Politeness; Agreeable and Disagreeable Responses     324
Interactive Frames and Knowledge Schemas in Interaction: Examples from a Medical Examination/Interview     332
Relational Frames in Weather Talk     349
Visual Interaction     362
Discussion points for Part 4     385
Identity and subjectivity     387
Editors' introduction to Part 5     389
The Whites of Their Eyes     396
Narrative Embodiments: Enclaves of the Self in the Realm of Medicine     407
Performing Gender Identity: Young Men's Talk and the Construction Of Heterosexual Masculinity     419
Styling The Worker: Gender and the Commodification of Language in the Globalized Service Economy     433
New York Jewish Conversational Style     454
Discussion points for Part 5     467
Power, ideology and control     471
Editors' introduction to Part 6     473
Language and Symbolic Power     480
The Incitement to Discourse     491
Burning Acts, Injurious Speech     499
Discourse and the Denial of Racism     506
Power in Discourse: The Case of Arguments on a British Talk Radio Show     521
Oracular Reasoning in a Psychiatric Exam: The Resolution of Conflict in Language     532
Discussion points for Part 6     546
Index     547

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