Emerging Perspectives On Discourse

Alexandra Georgakopoulou and Dionysis Goutsos

in Discourse Analysis

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9780748620456
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671397 | DOI:
Emerging Perspectives On Discourse

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The book’s concluding chapter looks forward to the picture emerging from the main strands of research in discourse analysis, as presented in the previous book chapters and suggests a number of areas which are thought of as being prominent in the field’s development. These are: the area of language and social interaction, in which conversation analysis plays a key-role; the study of language, discourse and sociocultural processes, in which ethnography of communication and linguistic anthropological approaches are pivotal; the area of cognition, which is explored by –amongst others-neurolinguistic and computational approaches; the study of literacy/literacies and the analysis of computer-mediated communication and more generally discourse & new technologies; last but not least, corpus linguistics. Although the diversity of views on discourse analysis is a sign of richness, the discussion urges for a closer integration of approaches.

Keywords: Computer-mediated communication; conversation analysis; ethnography of communication; cognition; literacy; corpus linguistics

Chapter.  5365 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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