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Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis

Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis
In Search of Meaning

First Edition

September 2000 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis provides the most comprehensive overview currently available of linguistic and sociological approaches to text and discourse analysis.

Among the 10 linguistic and sociological models surveyed in this book some of the more important are Grounded Theory, Content Analysis, Conversation Analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis. The book presents each approach according to a standardised format, which allows for direct systematic comparisons. The fully annotated lists of sources provide readers with an additional means of evaluation of the competing analytical methods. Interdisciplinary and international in its aim, Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis suggests the benefits both linguists and sociologists will derive from a more intimate knowledge of each others' methods and procedures. By enabling readers to compare, contrast and apply a range of methods and approaches this book will be an essential resource for both students and researchers. 

On Social-Research Methods of Text Analysis
What Is a Text?
How to Obtain Material for Analysis
An Overview

Map of Methods and Theories
Content Analysis
Grounded Theory
Ethnographic Methods
Two Ethnomethodologically Oriented Methods of Text Analysis
Membership Categorization Device Analysis and Conversation Analysis

Narrative Semiotics
SYMLOG as a Method of Text Analysis
Two Approaches to Critical Discourse Analysis
Functional Pragmatics
Distinction-Theory Text Analysis
Objective Hermeneutics
Bibliometric Survey
The Prominence of Methods of Text Analysis

Comparison of Methods of Text Analysis

Essential reading for all of those doing qualitative research projects from a critical perspective. Provides an overall introduction to text and discourse analysis and supplements the theory with practical guidance. Helpful at every level (Under and PostGraduate Levels)

Mr Antonio Marques-Mendes
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
September 30, 2016

An excellent book which has, and continues to be of great help with my students. The text provides the reader with a good understanding of the different applications of text and discourse analysis and is well written and presented throughout.

Dr Sarah Snell
Marketing and Enterprise , University of Hertfordshire
March 25, 2015

This book provides the knowledge in the field of text and discourse analysis. It contains various kinds of text analysis in the area of content analysis, grounded theory, ethnographic methods, conversation analysis, narrative semiotics, SYMLOG, critical discourse analysis, functional pragmatic, distioction theory text analysis and objective hermeneutics. For those whose analysis methods focus on text, this book provide rich information and useful examples.

Dr Chavi Chen
IESEG, School of Management, Catholic University of Lille
May 3, 2013

Very comprehensive. Will use it in conjunction with other texts.

Ms Isamar Carrillo-Masso
School of Creative Studies and Media, Bangor University
March 13, 2013

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