Working with Spoken Discourse (Google eBook)

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SAGE, May 25, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 206 pages
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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.
  

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Cameron writes clearly and critically, making reading enjoyable and interesting. Brilliantly insightful with several brilliant quotes and many valuable arguments; an aid to any study of linguistics regardless of previous study of lack thereof.

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Exceptionally clear; perfect for undergrads on their first projects. Last chapter on research writing has more general applicability than just spoken language work. Read full review

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Contents

What is discourse and why analyse it?
7
Collecting data practical and ethical considerations
19
Transcribing spoken discourse
31
Approaches
45
Approaches to discourse analysis an initial orientation
47
Situations and events the ethnography of speaking
53
Doing things with words pragmatics
68
Sequence and structure Conversation Analysis
87
Hidden agendas? Critical discourse analysis
123
Applications
143
Working with spoken discourse in social research
145
Identity difference and power locating social relations in talk
161
Designing your own projects
180
Bibliography
193
Index
201
Copyright

Small differences big difference interactional sociolinguistics
106

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About the author (2001)

Deborah Cameron teaches at Oxford University, where she is Professor of Language and Communication in the English Faculty. Her main research interests are in sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and the study of gender and sexuality; her previous publications include Working with Spoken Discourse (2001), On Language and Sexual Politics (2006) and Verbal Hygiene (1995/2012).

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