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Discourse

A Critical Introduction

Discourse - Blommaert, Jan (professor Of Language, Culture And Globalization, Universiteit Gent, Belgium) - ISBN: 9780521535311
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Genre: Taalkunde
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Beschrijving

This engaging introduction offers a critical approach to discourse. Organised thematically, it begins by outlining 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. Blommaert focuses on how language can offer a crucial understanding of wider aspects of power relations, arguing that CDA should specifically analyse the 'effects' of power, what power does to people, groups and societies, and how this impact comes about.

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Titel: Discourse
auteur: Blommaert, Jan (professor Of Language, Culture And Globalization, Universiteit Gent, Belgium)
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Druk: 1
Aantal pagina's: 314
Uitgever: Cambridge University Press
Plaats van publicatie: 03
NUR: Taalkunde
Collectie: Key Topics in Sociolinguistics
Afmetingen: 217 x 139 x 16
Gewicht: 424 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 052153531X
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780521535311
Intern nummer: 3777527
Volume: 1

Biografie (woord)

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

Inhoudsopgave

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.

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'This is a book I wish I read in graduate school. It is exciting, interesting, and highly readable. In an advanced undergraduate, or a graduate seminar, it would provide wide opportunities for discussion. It covers far more intellectual territory than most sociolinguistic or discourse analysis texts and it ties micro and macro topics together in an intellectually satisfying fashion. … I believe this is an excellent, fascinating, wide-ranging and highly readable book. I recommend it for graduate seminars and for broadening the perspectives of long established professionals. Blommaert successfully draws a broad array of intellectual contributions into the study of meaningful symbolic behavior.' Journal of Sociolinguistics

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