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Discourse analysis

by Michael Stubbs | 30 June 1983
PAPERBACK
Synopsis
The study of naturally occurring connected discourse, spoken orwritten is one of the most promising and rapidly developing areasof linguistics. Traditional linguistics has concentrated on theanalysis of single sentence or isolated speech acts. In thisimportant new book Michael Stubbs shows that linguistic conceptscan be extended to analyse spontaneous and informal talk in thehome, classroom or factory, and, indeed, written narrative. Using copious examples drawn from recorded conversations, fieldwork observations, experimental data and written texts, he exploressuch questions as how far discourse structure is comparable tosentence structure; whether it is possible to talk of 'well formed'discourse as one does of 'grammatical' sentences; and whether therelation between question and answer in conversation is syntactic,semantic or pragmatic. He also demonstrates some of the limitationsof contemporary linguistics and speech act theory which neglect keyaspects of native speaker fluency and communicativecompetence. Alhough written from a predominantly linguistic perspective, thebook is informed by insights from sociology and anthropology.Theoretical debate is accompanied by discussion of real lifeimplications, particularly for the teacher. A Final Chapter offersclear and practical guidelines on methods of data collection andanalysis for the student and researcher; and the book includes afull bibliography and suggestions for further reading.
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The study of naturally occurring connected discourse, spoken orwritten is one of the most promising and rapidly developing areasof linguistics. Traditional linguistics has concentrated on theanalysis of single sentence or isolated speech acts. In thisimportant new book Michael Stubbs shows that linguistic conceptscan be extended to analyse spontaneous and informal talk in thehome, classroom or factory, and, indeed, written narrative. Using copious examples drawn from recorded conversations, fieldwork observations, experimental data and written texts, he exploressuch questions as how far discourse structure is comparable tosentence structure; whether it is possible to talk of 'well formed'discourse as one does of 'grammatical' sentences; and whether therelation between question and answer in conversation is syntactic,semantic or pragmatic. He also demonstrates some of the limitationsof contemporary linguistics and speech act theory which neglect keyaspects of native speaker fluency and communicativecompetence. Alhough written from a predominantly linguistic perspective, thebook is informed by insights from sociology and anthropology.Theoretical debate is accompanied by discussion of real lifeimplications, particularly for the teacher. A Final Chapter offersclear and practical guidelines on methods of data collection andanalysis for the student and researcher; and the book includes afull bibliography and suggestions for further reading.
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Product Details

ISBN - 9780631127635
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 30/06/1983
Categories - All, Books, Education, Dictionaries, English Language Reference
No. of Pages - 272
Weight - 466
Edition - 1st edition
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 24
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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