Discourse and Social Change

Discourse and Social Change

Norman Fairclough

Now to be had in paperback, this e-book is a severe creation to discourse research because it is practised in a number of varied disciplines this day, from linguistics and sociolinguistics to sociology and cultural reviews. the writer indicates how predicament with the research of discourse may be mixed, in a scientific and fruitful method, with an curiosity in broader difficulties of social research and social switch.

Fairclough offers a concise and significant evaluate of the equipment and result of discourse research, discussing the descriptive paintings of linguists and dialog analysts in addition to the extra traditionally and theoretically orientated paintings of Michel Foucault. He develops an unique framework for discourse research which firmly situates discourse in a broader context of social family bringing jointly textual content research, the research of techniques of textual content construction and interpretation, and the social research of discourse occasions.

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