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Summary Discourse Analysis A Resource Book For Students

- Rodney Jones
ISBN-10 0415610001 ISBN-13 9780415610001
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  • 1 A1 WHAT IS DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

  • What are the four assumptions of Discourse analyses
    Language is ambiguous
    " is in the world
    "  never used all by itself
    The language we use depends on the group we are in
  • 1.1 B1 Three ways of looking at discourse

  • What are three perspectives on discourse
    Formal (grammer, sentence constructs), functional / use (how people use language to make actions happen) and social (social interactions / who has power over who)
  • Who was the first to come with the term Discourse Analyses
    Zellig Harris in the 1950's
  • How can we study the use of language (functional)
    Exploring when we say / write things what we actually are doing (apologising)
    If the way we use discourse makes making actions happen easier or more difficult.
    The way we communicate our interpretation or try to manage our relationship with others.
  • Who said: 'discourse is the main tool through which we construct  ‘knowledge’ and exert power over other people'
    Michel Foucault
  • What four kinds of discourse did Michel Foucault seperate
    Different kinds of discourse (or  ‘discourses’) are associated with different kinds of people and different ‘systems of knowledge’. 
    Foucault spoke, for example, of ‘clinical discourse, economic discourse, the discourse of natural history, (and) psychiatric discourse
  • What is the downside of these three kinds of discourse
    You can never look at just one of them: you should look at more.
  • 2 A2 TEXTS AND TEXTURE

  • What lets a text make sense?
    Context
    Relationship
    Structure
  • What is a symantic field / group?
    Words that belong together?
  • What is a tekst framework
    A framework we can out the tekst in. Shopping list for example.
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