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Doing Discourse Analysis

Doing Discourse Analysis
Methods for Studying Action in Talk and Text

June 2000 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Providing both the practical steps for doing discourse analysis and the theoretical justifications for those steps, this book shows students how the social world revolves around talk and text. The authors draw on conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis, pragmatics and the discursive approach developed in social psychology. The book present actual examples, covers data collection methods and strategies for data analysis, and addresses issues of reliability and validity.
Language, Discourse and Discourse Analysis
Varieties of Discourse Analysis
Example of Discourse Analysis
Discourse and Data
Data Collection
Preparation for Analysis
Analysis I
Strategies of Interpretation

Analysis II
Patterns and Context

Identities in Talk
Research Examples

Warranting in Discourse Analysis
Writing the Report

The book does not provide practical analysis techniques for novice researchers

Dr Bahadir Namdar
Primary Education/ Science Education Program, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University
May 18, 2017

I would recommend as an introduction text.

Mrs Moyra Journeaux
Dept of Health & Social Care, Chester University
July 2, 2015

Discourse analysis is an under used research method which I would like my students to explore as an option when undertaking their own research.

Ms Kirsten Stevens-Wood
Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University
May 1, 2015

Great book offering a practical guide to conducting discourse analysis.

Ms Deborah Gabriel
School of Media, Music & Performance, Salford University
July 24, 2012

A very helpful resource, presenting a good balance of theoretical information and actual examples of discourse analysis of text. The appendices include more material which is helpful to the reader, both at novice and more advanced level.

Dr Dario Pellegrini
Child and Family, Tavistock Centre
January 23, 2012

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