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Discourse and Genre
Using Language in Context
 
 
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14 Dec 2010
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This accessible guide to discourse employs an innovative, inductive approach, with a clear focus on genre that allows students to examine language in context. Using real texts, students are shown how each dimension of discourse links together and are offered practical guidance on how to carry out a discourse analysis project.


Description

This accessible guide to discourse employs an innovative, inductive approach, with a clear focus on genre that allows students to examine language in context. Using real texts, students are shown how each dimension of discourse links together and are offered practical guidance on how to carry out a discourse analysis project.


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Contents



Introduction
How Do We Understand Texts?
Discourse and Discourse Analysis
Genre
Discourse Modes
Analysing Discourse: A Heuristic Approach
Spoken Genres: Conversations and Classrooms
Spoken Genres: The Courtroom, Jokes, Sports Commentary and Advertising
Written Genres: News reports, Personal Ads, Texting and Online Gaming
Texts Referring to other Texts: Intertextuality
Doing Discourse Analysis
Bibliography


Authors

STEPHEN BAX is a Reader in English Language, Learning, Assessment and Technology, in the CRELLA Research Centre at the University of Bedfordshire.  He has taught for many years in the UK, the Middle East, Africa and Asia in the areas of language, discourse and education, and his research focuses on language in use in domains including politics, the media and education.