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This very welcome updated second edition will allow Teun van Dijk's very popular Discourse Studies to consolidate its already strong and central position in the area. Featuring chapters written by so many of the leading scholars it will continue to be a stimulating and wide-ranging introduction to the discipline of discourse studies for new generations of studentsMalcolm CoulthardUniversity of Birmingham
The multidisciplinary approach of the book is very effective in drawing in students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, while the chapters applying discourse analysis to specific areas like race and gender are useful too, for a range of students, depending on their interests. The two new chapters are essential reading for all my students of discourse analysis, especially the undergrads, who often find whole book treatments of the theory a bit heavy going.
Students stated that it was too technical for them. It's more for a doctoral class than for a master's level class.
This updated second edition is an excellent handbook for students. It contains examples, analyses and further reading.
Great overview of discourse analysis and the many perspectives within discourse studies.
This is a fine book on this now established body of literature. Van Dijk offers a broad and intriguing insight in Discourse Studies and this is a worthy companion for any student in this area.
The book is really good for students to support their work with the independent project module especially when analysing data collected from text.
The book represents a comprehensible and encompassing introduction into the field of discourse studies. The main strengths of the book consist in the multidisciplinary approach that it takes in presenting the history and more recent conceptual and methodological developments within discourse analysis as well as the ways in which it combines theoretical texts with concrete analytical examples that illustrate described methodological and theoretical aspects of discourse studies.
This book is a user friendly guide to discourse studies and an essential for any student undertaking a discourse analysis. I recommend it to all my dissertation students adopting the method.
Discourse analysis is the focus of a two-hour session (within a 5-week, 2 hours per week) introducation to qualitative analysis course.
Van Dijk's edited collection is therefore too detailed, in my opinion, to be any more than listed under 'further references' for my course.
This does not reflect the quality of the book - just the format and level of the course I am teaching.
An excellent and comprehensive introduction to discourse analysis - a very useful resource.
An excellent book on Discourse analysis of media texts. Sadly budgetary constraints of our students here in South Africa make it difficult for them to buy their own copies.
Very useful and clear. A good addition to our library.
This book is very well written, and I am personally grateful for the window into the many aspects of meaning conveyed through discourse that it illuminates. Coverage of advances in theory is well integrated with excellently chosen examples. The division into 'further reading', 'online reading' (of easily accessible articles') and references is particularly valuable.
This is a remarkably comprehensive collection, and this new edition is particularly welcome.
Great to have both original texts in one handy book!
An excellent, rounded text that will serve students well during their studies. The substantial contribution of the authors is both engaging and accessible.
A highly recommended read for anyone studying discourse analysis. Covers nearly all aspects of discourse with some solid examples and sample analyses to help students locate some of the core principles of discourse analysis into their own studies.
This is a remarkable resource. It provides students with the ability to interrogate discourses in key areas. The chapters on identity, organisation and politics are particularly useful.
I found this book to be an excellent introduction to Discourse for postgraduate students. It covers a wide range of understandings and definitions of discourse which will help students who often become confused with the different traditions of discourse. I found it to be highly accessible whilst not losing rigour. I particularly liked the extended reference lists for further reading.
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