Discourse Analysis: An Introduction

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Bloomsbury Academic, Nov 1, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 296 pages
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This is
the new edition of Discourse Analysis: An Introduction, an accessible
and widely-used introduction to the analysis of discourse. In its ten chapters
the book examines different approaches to discourse, looking at discourse and
society, discourse and pragmatics, discourse and genre, discourse and
conversation, discourse grammar, corpus-based approaches to discourse and
critical discourse analysis. The book includes the following features:
-A full
companion website, featuring student and lecturer resources

-A new chapter on multimodal discourse analysis

-Chapter summaries outlining the key areas covered

-Updated examples drawn from film, television, the media and everyday life

-Explanations of technical terms in each chapter

-Discussion tasks and data analysis projects at the end of each chapter
-Student
exercises and answer keys for each chapter

-Suggestions for further reading
This
engagingly written introduction to discourse analysis is essential for students
encountering discourse analysis for the first time, whether at undergraduate or
postgraduate level. It should be on every reading list.

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About the author (2012)

Brian Paltridge is Professor of TESOL at the University of Sydney, Australia.

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