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Text and Discourse

  1. Describing Discourse

    A Practical Guide to Discourse Analysis

    By Nicola Woods, Nicola Woods

    For anyone approaching Discourse Analysis for the first time, theory means little when it is not related to actual knowledge and experience of language in use. Describing Discourse takes the unique approach of introducing discourse studies through the hands-on analysis of linguistic data. The book...

    Published August 25th 2006 by Routledge

  2. Language and the Lexicon

    An Introduction

    By David Singleton

    The lexicon represents the building blocks of language: words and vocabulary. Most of us think of language in terms of words, and words are also integral to the way in which linguists approach language as an object of study. The lexicon and lexical issues must be taken in consideration in every...

    Published September 29th 2000 by Routledge

  3. Language in Literature

    By Michael Toolan

    An activity-based introduction to stylistics, this textbook explains some of the topics in literary linguistics and helps students in analysing written texts. How can you tell good writing - the excellent, the brilliant and the ingenious - from bad writing - the weak, the banal and the confusing?...

    Published January 30th 1998 by Routledge

  4. Language Learning

    A Lifelong Process

    By Joseph Foley, Linda Thompson

    Language Learning provides an introduction to language development that differs from existing books in that it traces language and cognitive development (together with the associated debates) from babyhood, through the school years of middle childhood and adolescence, into adulthood and the world...

    Published April 30th 2003 by Routledge

  5. The Practice of Critical Discourse Analysis: an Introduction

    By Meriel Bloor, Thomas Bloor

    This book provides an introduction to the aims, theories and practices of critical discourse analysis (CDA). It is mainly concerned with the linguistic aspects of CDA. It provides an introduction to the different types of language analysis that are employed in CDA (frequency analysis, coversation,...

    Published January 26th 2007 by Routledge