Essays Tagged: "Discourse analysis"

Spoken Discourse Analysis: Turn-Taking

99;gumam ierosināt, uzturēt un pabeigt sarunu.AbstractThe present paper deals with spoken discourse analysis and one of its subthemes - turn-taking. The research paper aims at proving that t ... s very important, necessary and needed in conversation. The theoretical part describes what exactly discourse analysis is, how it is divided and what are its main features. Therefore, it explores the ...

(21 pages) 85 0 2.5 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays

Analysing two speaking activities.

Introduction:Discourse analysis is defined as (a) concerned with language use beyond the boundaries of a sentence ... quotation from M. Stubbs' textbook (Stubbs 1983:1).Conversation analysis (CA) offers an approach to discourse that has been extensively articulated by sociologists, beginning with Harold Garfinkel who ... and he. C2 also contains two different referring expressions: Bob and you; Andrew and you.Thus, in discourse analysis reference is treated as an action on the part of the speaker/writer. As the two c ...

(7 pages) 98 0 4.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Critically comparing and contrasting two approaches to discourse analysis.

Introduction:This assignment will critically describe and compare two approaches to discourse analysis, namely, Speech Act Theory (SAT) and Conversation Analysis (CA). This comparison ... ach approach and their similarities and differences and their applications in teaching and learning.Discourse analysis is the analysis of language in use (Brown and Yule 1983). It also examines how st ... also examines how stretches of language become meaningful and unified for their users (Cook 1989). Discourse analysts also consider the relationship between language and the contexts in which it is u ...

(9 pages) 165 0 4.6 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Listening & Reading: two tasks used in teaching to develop discourse skills in the classroom.

Introduction.Discourse Analysis (DA) is the analysis of language in use (Brown and Yule 1983). It also examines h ... ) - Time limit: 50 minutes.Aim of the activity: To explore the problems students may be having with discoursetype recognition and the obstacles this may pose for comprehension.Procedure: I will ask th ... own approach. As a consequence, it should demonstrate that the students will not approach difficult discourse in the language by starting at the bottom levels and then patiently working their way upwa ...

(10 pages) 128 0 3.3 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Initiation-response-feedback? How does talk happen in classrooms?

The seminal work on discourse analysis was carried out in classrooms, and it is from this that an understanding of struc ... srooms, and it is from this that an understanding of structure of the exchanges that make up spoken discourse is drawn. Sinclair and Couithaerd (1975) identified three levels of discourse: the exchang ... on act.Students and teachers share an understanding of the social situation in terms of appropriate discourse and accompanying behaviour, i.e. teachers and students come together in classrooms knowing ...

(3 pages) 31 0 5.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Letter Writing as an Interdiscursive Genre

* A Critical Introduction- The main paradigm in discourse analysis and sociolinguistics has been to view the oral and literate in terms of a bifurca ... d literate in terms of a bifurcation . The present study explores the interrelation between the two discourse genres . It attempts to show that features that are typical of both speaking and writing a ... It attempts to show that features that are typical of both speaking and writing are deployed in the discourse of letters Thus, this study complements and supplements Negm ( 1995 ) .- Whereas Negm ( 19 ...

(4 pages) 33 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Some Basic Consideration Of Discourse Reference

Some Basic Considerations of Discourse Reference By Wu Hailan 98013 We know that the discourse analyst necessarily takes a pragma ... roach to the study of language in use. They have to take account of the context in which a piece of discourse occurs. Because the analyst is investigating the use of language in context by a speaker/w ... ence or proposition and another. In this paper, I will do some basic researches about one aspect of discourse analysis----- discourse reference, and what I mention here will prove how important it is ...

(7 pages) 363 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of Interpersonal Meaning of the film "Avatar"

Discourse analysis (013087)Assessment Task 1:The text I have chosen for analysis in this paper is fr ... nal relationship with the readership I draw on two sources for doing so; firstly, in addressing the discourse semantics of interpersonal meaning I draw on Appraisal theory (Martin, 2000: Martin and Wh ... tional Linguistic (SFL) theory and focus on the patterning of interpersonal meaning at the level of discourse semantics (Martin; 1992; Martin and Rose, 2006).Because attitude (expression of people's f ...

(22 pages) 57 0 0.0 Jun/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Dijk, T. (2001). Multidisciplinary CDA: A plea for diversity. In R. Wodak, & M. Meyer (Eds.), Methods of critical discourse analysis. (pp. 95-121). London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

ultidisciplinary CDA: A plea for diversity. In R. Wodak, & M. Meyer (Eds.), Methods of critical discourse analysis. (pp. 95-121). London: SAGE Publications Ltd.Reviewed by Ola El-Wassify Helwan Un ... Van Dijk, in this article, aims at creating principles and workable instructions for doing critical discourse analysis (CDA). He is focusing on the socio-cognitive interface of discourse analysis. Als ...

(8 pages) 1 0 0.0 Apr/2014

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics