Most popular Discourse analysis books
The most popular Discourse analysis books currently available. Updated weekly.
A practical guide to having more honest and constructive arguments, featuring whimsical illustrations and real-world examples of arguments-gone-wrong
A comprehensive, accessible introduction to discourse analysis - essential reading for students encountering the subject for the first time.
Society's attitudes to rhetoric are often very negative. Here, Richard Toye provides an engaging, historically informed introduction to rhetoric, from Ancient Greece to the present day. Wide-ranging in its scope, this Very Short Introduction is the essential starting point for understanding the art of persuasion.
This edited volume demonstrates some of the potential contributions of discourse analytic approaches to the study of education policy and its implementation within particular policy contexts.
This book offers a new unified approach to rhetoric, a means of persuading or influencing interlocutors. All the principal authors from Plato and Aristotle to contemporary theorists are integrated into Michel Meyer's 'problematological' conception of rhetoric, based on the primacy of questioning and answering in language and thought.
How highly abstract quantum concepts were represented in language, and how these concepts were later taken up by philosophers, literary critics, and new-age gurus.
This fully updated 2nd edition grapples with the desperate state of current public discourse. Through interviews and wisdom from outstanding thinkers, it shows that deliberately polluted conversations can discourage people from taking action on critical issues, and demonstrates how we can become more powerful communicators.
"The text of this Routledge Great Minds edition of On Dialogue was originally published in the Routledge Classics series (2004), edited by Lee Nichol"--Page ix.
Looking at discourse and narrative methods in their interrelations, this book offers readers an orientation within this broad and contested area and develops concrete analytical strategies for those who wish to explore both or one of these fields.
An investigation of the place of imperialist rhetoric in the history of twentieth century empires. Issues examined include discourses of imperialist modernization, the language of colonial 'civilizing', and the rhetorical justifications advanced for violent colonial practices. -- .
Taking metadiscourse as their starting point, the articles in this book focus both on the interactive and cross-cultural aspects of written texts in varying genres. They compare and contrast rich data from an intriguing mixture of languages to substantially advance our understanding of the communicative nature of written texts.
Essential study guides for the future linguist.
"Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge."
This book analyses the Youth Justice Conferencing Program in New South Wales, Australia. Exploring this form of diversionary justice from the perspectives of functional linguistics and performance studies, the authors combine close textual analysis with ethnographic research methodologies.
This book uses a corpus of manuscript letters from Bess of Hardwick to investigate how linguistic features characteristic of spoken communication function within early modern epistolary prose.
Investigates lynching as a racialized practice of civic engagement, in effect an argument against black inclusion within the changing nation. Ersula Ore scrutinizes the civic roots of lynching, the relationship between lynching and white constitutionalism, and contemporary manifestations of lynching discourse and logic today.
Looks at many instances of writing as punishment, including forced tattooing, drunk shaming, court-ordered letters of apology, and social media shaming, with the aim of bringing understanding and recognition to the coupling of literacy and subjection.