By Norman Fairclough
Now to be had in paperback, this ebook is a severe creation to discourse research because it is practised in a number of diverse disciplines this present day, from linguistics and sociolinguistics to sociology and cultural experiences. the writer exhibits how drawback with the research of discourse may be mixed, in a scientific and fruitful means, with an curiosity in broader difficulties of social research and social switch.
Fairclough offers a concise and important 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 approaches of textual content construction and interpretation, and the social research of discourse occasions.