About this book: This book explores different approaches to the investigation of discourse, particularly narrative and scientific discourse. Besides presenting approaches from different scholarly traditions, the book provides many examples of the way in which they can be applied to authentic contemporary texts, such as blogs, printed cartoons and TV stories for children, as well as more traditional ones, including recipes, fables, and research articles.
The book is intended for both classroom and individual use. Each chapter contains an activity section which will help readers revise the chapter’s key topics through text analysis and which also suggests what project work might be undertaken. Readership: The book is mainly for students majoring in English Language and Literature who need to be aware of models of discourse analysis and the way in which they are implemented in terms of tools of inquiry.
Given its introductory character, the book will also appeal to those about to embark on discourse analysis and who need to be familiar with some key concepts and terms in the field.