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Discourse as Social Interaction

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Volume: 2

February 1997 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How do people engage in and competently manage discourse and interaction with others? Whether in informal, everyday conversations or professional dialogues, people do things while they are speaking or writing.

Focusing on the fundamental interactional, social, political and cultural functions of text and talk, this comprehensive volume shows that discourse is not merely form and meaning but also action. This social dimension of discourse is further highlighted by examining the role of social identity and group membership, such as those based on gender, 'race' and ethnicity: How do members of various groups typically speak among each other and how do they communicate with people of other groups or cultures? What is the role of discourse in the perpetuation of sexism or racism? Several chapters use critical discourse analysis to examine the reproduction of social power, dominance and inequality, and special attention is paid to political and corporate discourse. Other contributions show that the complex interplay of the forms, meanings, and actions of discourse both shape and are shaped by culture.

Teun A van Dijk
Discourse as Interaction in Society
Shoshana Blum-Kulka
Discourse Pragmatics
Anita Pomerantz and B J Fehr
Conversation Analysis
Paul Drew and Marja-Leena Soronjen
Institutional Dialogue
Cheris Kramarae, Candace West and Michelle Lazar
Gender in Discourse
Teun A van Dijk et al
Discourse, Ethnicity, Culture and Racism
Dennis Mumby and Robin Clair
Organizational Discourse
Paul Chilton and Christina Sch[um]affner
Discourse and Politics
Anna Wierzbicka and Cliff Goddard
Discourse and Culture
Norman Fairclough and Ruth Wodak
Critical Discourse Analysis
Britt-Louise Gunnarsson
Applied Discourse Analysis

`Because of the quality of [its] articles, Discourse as Social Interaction will constitute a very useful accompaniment to any course on discourse' - Language in Society

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Teun A. van Dijk

Teun A. van Dijk is a Visiting Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. From 1980 to 2006 he held a personal chair as Professor of Discourse Studies at the University of Amsterdam. A world leading scholar of discourse studies and author of over 250 books and articles, he edits the SAGE journals Disourse & Society, Discourse Studies, and Discourse and Communication. More About Author

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ISBN: 9780803978478
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