Discourse Analysis Beyond The Speech Event by Stanton WorthamDiscourse Analysis Beyond The Speech Event by Stanton Wortham

Discourse Analysis Beyond The Speech Event

byStanton Wortham, Angela ReyesEditorStanton Wortham

Paperback | January 13, 2015

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Discourse Analysis beyond the Speech Eventintroduces a new approach to discourse analysis. In this innovative work, Wortham and Reyes argue that discourse analysts should look beyond fixed speech events and consider the development of discourses over time. Drawing on theories and methods from linguistic anthropology and related fields, this book is the first to present a systematic methodological approach to conducting discourse analysis of linked events, allowing researchers to understand not only individual events but also the patterns that emerge across them.

Discourse Analysis beyond the Speech Event

  • Provides a method for detailed examination of speech, writing and other communication 
  • Introduces students and researchers to the discourse analytic tools and techniques required to analyse the relationships between discourse events
  • Offers explicit guidelines that direct the reader through different stages of discourse analytic research, including worked examples from conversation, magazines and social media
  • Incorporates sample analyses from ethnographic, archival and new media data.

This book is essential reading for advanced students and researchers working in the area of discourse analysis.

Stanton Worthamis Judy and Howard Berkowitz Professor at Penn GSE. He has written on classroom discourse and the linguistic anthropology of education, interactional positioning in media discourse and autobiographical narrative, and Mexican immigrant communities in the New Latino Diaspora.Angela Reyesis Associate Professor of English (L...
Title:Discourse Analysis Beyond The Speech EventFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 0.5 inPublished:January 13, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415839505

ISBN - 13:9780415839501

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Table of Contents

1 Discourse analysis across events

2 Central tools and techniques

3 Discourse analysis of ethnographic data

4 Discourse analysis of archival data

5 Discourse analysis of new media data

6 Conclusions

Editorial Reviews

In Discourse Analysis beyond the Speech Event Wortham and Reyes reassuringly and surefootedly lead the would-be student of social life to a sophisticated methodological place: being able to interpret an interaction as a moment of connected cultural practices, and being able to render the found artifacts of culture ¿ print, digital, and otherwise ¿ social sites that discursively interact. Drawing richly on their own and others¿ empirical materials, it is an achievement bespeaking the characteristic lucidity and virtuosity of its authors. Michael Silverstein, University of Chicago, USA Discourse Analysis beyond the Speech Event provides a useful, clearly illustrated heuristic for anyone interested in seeing how social meaning emerges and circulates in and across interactions.Barbara Johnstone, Carnegie Mellon University, USA Wortham and Reyes have developed a timely and much needed adjustment of discourse-analytical frameworks to the realities of transcontextual mobilities of texts, signs and meanings. Theoretically astute, technically sophisticated, yet written in an accessible way, this book must become a classic.Jan Blommaert, Tilburg University, The Netherlands