Discourse and Genre: Using Language in Context (Perspectives on the English Language)

Discourse and Genre: Using Language in Context (Perspectives on the English Language)

By: Stephen Bax (author)Paperback

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This book is a guide to discourse, discourse analysis and genre, aimed at upper level undergraduates as well as graduate students. It has a student-friendly, inductive approach, leading readers from examples to principles. Using a clear and progressive framework together with genuine discourse examples, students are given a clearly structured understanding of how each dimension of discourse is linked together.
  • Offers a clear, authoritative and systematic approach to analyzing real-world texts
  • Includes analysis of a wide range of authentic texts
  • Provides practical guidance on how to carry out a discourse analysis project
With an explicit focus on genre and genres, it draws on contexts which are highly appealing to students such as forensic and linguistic discourse, and the discourse of texting, internet chat and television. It also offers clear guidance as to how to carry out a discourse analysis project.

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About Author

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.


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780230217973
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780230217973
  • weight: 341
  • ISBN10: 0230217974

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