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    Discourse Analysis

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    Discourse Analysis Discourse Analysis is a range of research approaches that are based on the use of language. Parker (1994 cited in Willig 2001‚ p. 107) presents discourse as a “system of statements which constructs an object and an array of subject positions" and in 1999 as patterns of meaning used to organize various symbolic systems in which people reside‚ enabling the exchange of meaning. Discourse analysis considers that that there is no one true view or interpretation. Interpretations

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    Critical Discourse Analysis

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    Chris Bulcaen makes a brief introduction to the study of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). CDA intends to use social-theoretical method in discourse analysis and is primarily linguistically based (Blommaet &ump; Bulcaen‚ 2000‚ p.447). It intends to analyze the structural relationships of dominance‚ discrimination‚ power and control through a textual study (Blommaet &ump; Bulcaen‚ 2000‚ p.448). Based on the assumption that social discourse is constructed and socially conditioned‚ CDA explores the power

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    importance of Discourse and discourse community The concept of Discourse and discourse community is very important in English reading and writing. Discourses are group members’ shared “ways of being in the world” (Gee 484). According to the authors we studied‚ Porter‚ Gee‚ Swales‚ Johns and Porter‚ we willingly or unwillingly are part of many different discourse communities or Discourses. Almost everything we do in our everyday life requires involvement in some discourse community. Discourse or discourse

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    Ideology & Discourse

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    let`s move on discourse. What is that? Discourse is the term that describes written and spoken communications; the "language in the language‚" a certain vocabulary‚ semantics‚ pragmatics and syntax‚ manifesting itself in actual communicative acts‚ speeches and texts. “Discourse constitutes the social. Three dimensions of the social are distinguished – knowledge‚ social relations‚ and social identity – and these correspond respectively to three major functions of language … Discourse is shaped by

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    1.Discourse Studies in Modern Linguistics 1.1Discourse .Discourse has been defined by different linguists ‚and each one gives specific definition to it ‚and we will go through all of them . In other words discourse is a buzzword and used in many different ways. The term discourse refers “both to what a text producer meant by a text and what a text means to the receiver” (Widdowson 2007: 7). As Widdowson claims‚ “people produce texts to get a message across‚ to express ideas and beliefs‚ to explain

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    DISCOURSE ANALYSIS To truly understand what discourse analysis is‚ it is important to first understand what discourse is. There are three ways in which we can describe discourse; each of which are of equal importance: Firstly‚ discourse can be described as language beyond the level of the sentence. By this we mean that it is a type of language that extends past features such as sounds (phonetics)‚ structures (syntax) and the parts that make up words (morphology). The second description

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    Reading Response “Literacy‚ Discourse‚ and Linguistics” by James Paul Gee Summary: In “Literacy‚ Discourse‚ and Linguistics‚” James Paul Gee attempts to explain “a way of talking about literacy” and “literacy studies.” He describes how a Discourse is not the same as discourse‚ details the different types of Discourses‚ and introduces several new terms to strengthen his argument. Gee’s overall claims‚ in his own words‚ is “the focus of literacy studies or applied linguistics should not be language

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    Discourse Communites

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    26 June 2013 NS3100 English Reading Response 5 What is a discourse community? To be completely honest‚ I have never actually heard of a discourse community before I read this article‚ so this is quite new to me. According to John Swales‚ a respected written communication analyst‚ a discourse community is described as a group of people that have the same goals or purposes‚ and use communication to achieve these goals. In addition‚ “A discourse operates within conventions defined by communities‚ be they

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    Computer-Mediated Discourse

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    To appear in the Handbook of Discourse Analysis‚ edited by Deborah Tannen‚ Deborah Schiffrin‚ and Heidi Hamilton. Oxford: Blackwell. Computer-Mediated Discourse Susan C. Herring 1 Introduction 1.1 Definition Computer-mediated discourse is the communication produced when human beings interact with one another by transmitting messages via networked computers. The study of computer-mediated discourse (henceforth CMD) is a specialization within the broader interdisciplinary study of computer-mediated

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    Spoken Discourse Assignment Introduction In this paper‚ the aim is to apply different methods of discourse analysis to a selected extract of transcribed language to establish who holds the power during the interaction. In a normal interview situation‚ the interviewer will control the topic change of the interaction and ask the questions and the interviewee will respond. One of the aims is to establish whether this is the case‚ and to see if this remains constant throughout the extract. The initial

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