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Exploring French Text Analysis

Interpretations of National Identity

By Robert Crawshaw, Karin Tusting

Routledge – 2000 – 240 pages

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    978-0-415-18408-3
    May 25th 2000
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    978-0-415-18407-6
    May 25th 2000
    Out-of-print

Description

Exploring French Text Analysis introduces students of French to a range of methods of text analysis, including stylistics and discourse analysis.

The editors provide a clear framework for analysing written French critically. Through a series of commentaries on a range of texts by different contributors, they present a variety of models for readers to follow.

The texts have been carefully chosen both to illustrate key points of language analysis and to present a picture of national identity. Texts including adverts, newspapers, magazines, travel writing, fiction and political texts cover a range of topics such as food, sport, law and the arts. The book also includes a comprehensive glossary of linguistic terms.

Reviews

'Crawshaw and Tusting have succeeded in their aim of bringing together stylistics and discourse analysis students and lecturers alike should find it very useful,' - Paul Cooke, Modern Language Review

'This book represents an interesting starting point for students who wish to apply the critcal linguistics approach to French texts … an introductory work to the field of text analysis.' - Christine Develotte, Discourse & Society

Author Bio

Robert Crawshaw is Lecturer in European Languages and Cultures and Head of French and Karin Trusting is a Teaching Assistant and Research Officer in European Languages and Cultures, both at Lancaster University

Name: Exploring French Text Analysis: Interpretations of National Identity (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Robert Crawshaw, Karin Tusting. Exploring French Text Analysis introduces students of French to a range of methods of text analysis, including stylistics and discourse analysis.The editors provide a clear framework for analysing written French critically. Through a series of...
Categories: Language & Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Languages of Western Europe