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Discourse as Social Interaction

Discourse as Social Interaction

Edited by:
  • Teun A Van Dijk - Pompeu Fabra University, Spain; Centre of Discourse Studies, Spain

Volume: 2

May 1997 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
How do people engage in, and manage discourse and interaction with others? Whether in informal, everyday conversations of professional dialogues, people do many things while they are speaking or writing. Focusing on the fundamental interactional, social, political, and cultural functions of text and talk, Discourse as Social Interaction shows that discourse is not merely form and meaning, but also action. The volume looks further at this social dimension of discourse by examining the role of social identity and group membership, such as those based on gender, race, and ethnicity. It asks these important questions: How do members of various groups typically speak among each other and how do they communicatr with people of other groups or cultures? What is the role of discourse in the perpetuation or legitimation of sexism or racism? Discourse as Social Interaction closes the gap between the micro analysis of very detailed structures of talk with the macro analysis of their functions and variation in social structure and culture.

Teun A van Dijk
Discourse as Interaction in Society
Shoshana Blum-Kulka
Discourse Pragmatics
Anita Pomerantz and B J Fehr
Conversation Analysis
Paul Drew and Marja-Leena Soronjen
Institutional Dialogue
Cheris Kramarae, Candace West and Michelle Lazar
Gender in Discourse
Teun A van Dijk et al
Discourse, Ethnicity, Culture and Racism
Dennis Mumby and Robin Clair
Organizational Discourse
Paul Chilton and Christina Sch[um]affner
Discourse and Politics
Anna Wierzbicka and Cliff Goddard
Discourse and Culture
Norman Fairclough and Ruth Wodak
Critical Discourse Analysis
Britt-Louise Gunnarsson
Applied Discourse Analysis

`Because of the quality of [its] articles, Discourse as Social Interaction will constitute a very useful accompaniment to any course on discourse' - Language in Society

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