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Discourse

Discourse
A Critical Introduction

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Part of Key Topics in Sociolinguistics

  • Date Published: March 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521828178

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  • Organized thematically, this introduction outlines the basic principles and moves on to examine the methods and theory of CDA (critical discourse analysis). Topics covered include text and context, language and inequality, choice and determination, history and process, ideology and identity. Jan Blommaert focuses on how language can offer a crucial understanding of wider aspects of power relations, arguing that CDA should specifically analyze the effects of power.

    • Covers an extensive range of data
    • Will appeal and stimulate research across a range of disciplines
    • Clearly and concisely written, so accessible to the student market
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    "The major contribution of this book is its emphasis on global contexts and their importance for discourse analysis. The author shows in a convincing way that consideration must be given to inequality at a much wider level than only in isolated texts if patterns of inequality are to be fully uncovered and exposed. The particular instances of discourse analysis presented in the book are also exceptionally thorough and well argued. I have no doubt that 'Discourse: A Critical Introduction' will have an excessive impact on the study of discourse, communication and power relations in the future." - Johanna Barodal, University of Bergan, Norway

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2005
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521828178
    • length: 316 pages
    • dimensions: 223 x 143 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    1. Introduction
    2. Critical discourse analysis
    3. Text and context
    4. Language and inequality
    5. Choice and determination
    6. History and process
    7. Ideology
    8. Identity
    9. Conclusion: discourse and the social sciences
    Notes
    Appendix: English translations of the documents in chapter 5
    Glossary
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Jan Blommaert, Universiteit van Tilburg
    Jan Blommaert is Professor of African Linguistics and Sociolinguistics and head of the Department of African Languages and Cultures at Ghent University.

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