Discourse: A Critical Introduction (Key Topics in by Jan Blommaert

By Jan Blommaert

This attractive 2005 advent deals a severe method of discourse, written by way of a professional uniquely put to hide the topic for a number of disciplines. Organised alongside thematic strains, the booklet starts off with an summary of the fundamental ideas, relocating directly to learn the tools and concept of CDA (critical discourse analysis). It covers subject matters corresponding to textual content and context, language and inequality, selection and resolution, historical past and method, ideology and id. Blommaert specializes in how language can supply an important realizing of wider features of energy family members, arguing that severe discourse research should still particularly be an research of the 'effects' of energy, what energy does to humans, teams and societies, and the way this impression comes approximately. sincerely argued, this concise advent could be welcomed via scholars and researchers in a number of disciplines concerned with the research of discourse, together with linguistics, linguistic anthropology and the sociology of language.

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