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Working with Written Discourse in three words: erudite, elegant, engaging. Grounded in an extensive, up-to-date literature, Cameron and Panovic provide here a beautifully and sensibly organized introduction to the field. With constant opportunities for further reflection and discussion, the book is also chock-a-block with contemporary examples and fresh ideas for hands-on practice. I would – no, I will – use this book as a core text in my graduate seminars as readily as I will my undergraduate courses.
This volume is written in an admirably clear and understandable style, without compromising on the depth of the arguments and discussions. It is comprehensive and up-to-the-minute in its discussion of areas like multimodality and the new media, without overlooking ‘older’ media and more conventional writing. I will recommend it highly to students at all levels.
This is an outstanding introduction to discourse analysis of written language in an age that is more and more characterized by multilingual, digital, and generically hybrid texts. In an accessible style, Working with Written Discourse illustrates how these texts can be analyzed employing a wide variety of approaches that are critical, multidisciplinary, and productive.
Working with Written Discourse is an engaging read on current theoretical and methodological approaches to the analysis of written discourse. The book enjoys a number of distinctive features compared to parallel publications. First... this book provides a thorough introduction to common underpinning concepts and current literature on written discourse and its analysis. Second, it presents an interesting array of examples, activities and further readings to initiate the reader to a hands-on experience in written discourse analysis.
This book provides instrumental knowledge in the use of discourse analysis methods, which are the main focus of one of the subjects I teach (Discoursive Practices).
This book is a useful complement to "Researching spoken discourse" published earlier. In an educational context where access to spoken data in the English language is limited, written texts provide a great data source for student projects. In such cases, the adopted book, particularly itsApproaches chapter, offer a good overview of suggestions of how to approach data, and the view is not only versatile but constructively critical. The texts provided to exemplify methods are always valuable to the teacher who may at times be short of appealing examples.
This book provides a clear overview of discourse analysis from a variety of perspectives. While opted for a collection of chapters and articles for my course on Theory of Discourse last year, I did request that the library order this book and I will likely use it in the future.
Clear and accessible guidance to discourse analysis. Useful methodological text for our level 5 module. will be ordering for library and adding to reading lists
An ideal text for undergraduate researchers looking to get to grips with discourse analysis.
Clear and accessible introduction. Full of useful examples and exercises. Popular with my students.
Students have found the book a bit difficult to follow.
“Working with Written Discourse” provides a clearly written introduction to the various ways to analyse discourse and visual communication in modern society. The fundamentals of analysing texts are clearly outlined and up-to-date references to on-line material are a great resource for students. Furthermore, each chapter contains activities for students and recommended readings. Although the book is mainly aimed at students of linguistics, it provides a solid framework for those of other disciplines.
A potentially useful if dense introduction to this topic.
Excellent book, recommended to MPhils and PhDs working on dissertations that relate to discourse analysis.
A good book that helps students to understand DA.
An interesting book that tackles the subject reasonably well. Some useful insights are offered.
Not quite suitable for beginning students.
This text addresses quite lofty ambitions in that the author takes a complex subject and addresses its main components succinctly and with clarity. The fact that this deft trick is pulled off is testament to the depth of their knowledge and understanding of the subject matter.
Helpful for research methodologies
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