Discourse Studies

Major Works

Edited by: Teun A. van Dijk

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2007 |
    • Online Publication Date: January 15, 2013 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781446261415 |
    • Print ISBN: 9781412936170 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781446261415 |
    • Series: SAGE Benchmarks in Discourse Studies |
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Abstract

In the mid-1960s the humanities and the social sciences witnessed a paradigm shift with the birth of several new but mutually related ‘interdisciplines’, including semiotics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics as well as the study of discourse. This became the ‘linguistic turn’.

The articles collected in the volumes of this book are prominent contributions to the latter field of study, traditionally called ‘discourse analysis’, but more appropriately labeled ‘discourse studies’.

Assembled by Teun van Dijk, a leading scholar in discourse studies, the collection covers all the major fields of discourse studies, including grammar, stylistics, conversation analysis, narrative analysis, argumentation, psychology of comprehension, ethnography of speaking, and media. With over 80 articles, it brings together classic texts and work from the top scholars in the field to reflect all the ...

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  • Editor's Introduction: The Study of Discourse: An Introduction

    The Emergence of a New Cross-Discipline

    In the mid-1960s, the humanities and the social sciences witnessed a remarkably synchronous paradigm shift with the birth of several new but mutually related ‘interdisciplines’ such as semiotics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics as well as the study of discourse.

    The articles collected in the volumes of this book are prominent contributions to the latter field of study, traditionally called Discourse Analysis, but more appropriately labeled Discourse Studies, because it is not limited to a method of analysis, as is the case for Content Analysis in the social sciences, but also has important theoretical objectives. And because the study of discourse manifests itself in virtually all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, it is ...

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