Discourse as Data: A Guide for Analysis

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Margaret Wetherell, Stephanie Taylor, Simeon J Yates, Open University
SAGE, May 25, 2001 - Education - 338 pages
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`A highly effective introduction which gives readers a clear sense of how to analyze discourse data and then employ the analytic approaches in their own research' - David Silverman, Goldsmith's College, University of London

This workbook will be invaluable for students across the social sciences who need to learn how to analyze discourse. Using a step-by-step approach, students are introduced to the principal range of methods for analyzing different types of text, taken through key analytic concepts, offered specimen analyses and given the opportunity to try out analytic concepts on new data.

Discourse as Data is organized around eight chapters, six of which are related to the domains covered in the Reader, and top and tailed by two chapters which set up common methodological issues in discourse research relevant to all approaches (such as transcription and the application and the critical evaluation of discourse research).

Though the text will be a perfect companion to the simultaneously published Reader, its broad coverage, combined with didactic, practical guidance should make this important reading for any student or researcher wishing to learn more about discourse analysis.

This book will be ideal as a teaching tool, and an invaluable aid on discourse analysis courses, which have a practical content, most notably within the fields of psychology, cultural and media studies, sociology and linguistics.

This book is a course reader for The Open University course Discourse Analysis (D843).

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Conversation Analysis
49
Sociolinguistics and Corpus Analysis
93
The Discursive Action Model
147
Interpretative Repertoires Ideological Dilemmas
189
Critical Discourse Analysis
229
A Genealogical Analysis
267
Evaluating and Applying Discourse Analytic Research
311
Index
331
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About the author (2001)

Margaret Wetherell is Professor of Social Psychology at the Open University, UK and Director of the Economic and Social Research Council Programme on Identities and Social Action.

Stephanie Taylor is a senior lecturer in Social Psychology at the Open University, UK. Her research investigates a complex gendered subject and contemporary identification, including identities of creativity and work. She has also written extensively on discourse analysis and qualitative research. Her books include What Is Discourse Analysis? (Bloomsbury, 2013), Contemporary Identities of Creativity and Creative Work, with Karen Littleton (Ashgate, 2012), and Narratives of Identity and Place (Routledge, 2010). She is a coeditor, with Susan Luckman, of the 2018 Palgrave Macmillan collection The New Normal of Working Lives: Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment. She is originally from New Zealand and now lives in the UK.