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`For those already familiar with discursive work it will be a joy - Edwards writes with enormous clarity and insight. For psychologists whose work involves an understanding of the relations between language and cognition this book will be essential reading.... This is a demanding book that will repay close attention. It can also be dipped into as a resource for the brilliant reworkings of traditional psychological topic areas, such as emotion, language, cognition, categories, AI, narrative, scripts and developmental psychology. If you want a glimpse into the future of psychology, get this book - the end of cognitivism starts here' - History and Philosophy of Psychology The central project of this mult

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The analysis of everyday discourse generally proceeds on the assumption that participants, analysts, and readers are co-members of an essentially common culture. The kinds of textual and conversational materials used in this book generally present no initial problems in understanding them. Many are quite mundane, and only start to become interesting under analysis. Even politically oriented ‘critical’ discourse studies (for example, Fairclough, 1992; Hodge and Kress, 1993; Parker, 1992), which emphasize the conflictual, power-wielding and class-ridden nature of discourse, present their data samples as ones that the producers and recipients, as well as the analysts and readers, can readily grasp. Indeed, it is precisely the presumption that discourse is generally straightforwardly understood (that is, setting aside ...

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