Linking Discourse Studies to Professional Practice (Multilingual Matters 160)
By: Lubie Grujicic-Alatriste (editor)Hardback
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This book examines how discourse analysts could best disseminate their research findings in real world settings. Each chapter presents a study of spoken or written discourse with authors putting forward a plan for how to engage professional practice in their work, using this volume's Framework for Application. Techniques used include Conversation Analysis in combination with other methods, Genre Analysis in combination with other methods, and Critical Discourse Analysis. Contributions are loosely grouped by setting and include the following: workplace and business settings; education settings; private and public settings; and government and media settings. The volume aims to link the end of research and the onset of praxis by helping analysts to move forward with ideas for dissemination, collaboration and even intervention. The book will be of interest to all researchers conducting discourse analysis in professional settings.
Lubie Grujicic-Alatriste is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City University of New York). She has taught, presented and published on the topics of discourse analysis, critical discourse, genre analysis, genre transfer and genre-based teaching, acquisition of second language writing and second language teaching.
List of Contributors Lubie G. Alatriste: Preface Martin Bygate: Foreword 1. Lubie Grujicic-Alatriste: Framework for Application of Research Findings: An Introduction Workplace and Business Settings 2. Spencer Hazel: Institutional Identity Negotiations in Multilingual Workplace Settings 3. Joowon Suh: English as Lingua Franca in Multilingual Business Negotiations: Managing Miscommunication using Other-Initiated Repairs 4. Santoi Wagner: Asymmetrical Aspects of Knowledge in Mediation Talk 5. Evelyne Pochon-Berger, Simona Pekarek Doehler and Clelia Konig: Family Conversational Storytelling at the Margins of the Workplace: The case of Au-pair Girls 6. Pekka Palli and Esa Lehtinen: Practical Genre Knowledge as Professional Competence: The Case of Managerial Meetings Educational Settings 7. Lubie Grujicic-Alatriste: The Centrality of Communicative Purpose in Student Written Discourse 8. Gabrielle Kahn: Narrative Discourse in the Second-Language Classroom 9. Elena Davitti: Interpreter-mediated Parent-Teacher Talk Private and Public Settings 10. Rebekah Johnson: Negotiating Adult Child Identity in Family Discourse 11. Leslie Cochrane: Positioning Selves with Physical Disabilities in Narrative Government and Media Settings 12. Kerrie R. H. Farkas: On the City Council Meetings' Sidelines: Negotiating Changes in Citizen Involvement 13. Liang Xia and Wei Wang: Reframed News Discourse: The Manipulative Impact of Translation on News Making 14. Roger Frantz: Analyzing Media Discourse on Same-Sex Marriage Charles Antaki: Afterword References Index
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