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Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis
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Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis
In Search of Meaning

First Edition


© 2000 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'This volume is the most comprehensive overview to date of sociologically orientated approaches to text and discourse analysis and is worth reading even for those who are interested only in purely linguistiv approaches to text and discourse. Its main merit, I think, is that it intorduces approaches which up to now have hardley been admitted into the universe of scientific discourse' - Discourse Studies

Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis provides the most comprehensive overview currently available of linguistic and sociological approaches to text and discourse analysis.

Among the 10 linguistic and sociological models surveyed in this book some of the more important are Grounded Theory, Content Analysis, Conversation Analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis. The book presents each approach according to a standardised format, which allows for direct systematic comparisons. The fully annotated lists of sources provide readers with an additional means of evaluation of the competing analytical methods. Interdisciplinary and international in its aims, Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis suggests the benefits both linguists and sociologists will derive from a more intimate knowledge of each others' methods and procedures.

 
PART ONE: TEXTS AND METHODS
 
On Social-Research Methods of Text Analysis
 
What Is a Text?
 
How to Obtain Material for Analysis
An Overview  
 
Map of Methods and Theories
 
PART TWO: OVERVIEW OF METHODS OF TEXT ANALYSIS
 
Content Analysis
 
Grounded Theory
 
Ethnographic Methods
 
Two Ethnomethodologically Oriented Methods of Text Analysis
Membership Categorization Device Analysis and Conversation Analysis  
 
Narrative Semiotics
 
SYMLOG as a Method of Text Analysis
 
Two Approaches to Critical Discourse Analysis
 
Functional Pragmatics
 
Distinction-Theory Text Analysis
 
Objective Hermeneutics
 
PART THREE: OVERVIEW AND COMPARISON
 
Bibliometric Survey
The Prominence of Methods of Text Analysis  
 
Comparison of Methods of Text Analysis

Essential reading for all of those doing qualitative research projects from a critical perspective. Provides an overall introduction to text and discourse analysis and supplements the theory with practical guidance. Helpful at every level (Under and PostGraduate Levels)

Mr Antonio Marques-Mendes
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
September 27, 2016

An excellent book which has, and continues to be of great help with my students. The text provides the reader with a good understanding of the different applications of text and discourse analysis and is well written and presented throughout.

Dr Sarah Snell
Marketing and Enterprise , University of Hertfordshire
March 25, 2015

This book provides the knowledge in the field of text and discourse analysis. It contains various kinds of text analysis in the area of content analysis, grounded theory, ethnographic methods, conversation analysis, narrative semiotics, SYMLOG, critical discourse analysis, functional pragmatic, distioction theory text analysis and objective hermeneutics. For those whose analysis methods focus on text, this book provide rich information and useful examples.

Dr Chavi Chen
IESEG, School of Management, Catholic University of Lille
May 3, 2013

Very comprehensive. Will use it in conjunction with other texts.

Ms Isamar Carrillo-Masso
School of Creative Studies and Media, Bangor University
March 13, 2013

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