Discourse Topics

| King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
ISBN 9789027256744 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027266224 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
Discourse topics are a frequently mentioned but rarely operationalised concept in linguistics. Taking a text linguistic approach and defining discourse topics as clusterings of concepts, this book examines and compares methods for investigating topic boundaries, topic identification and topic development. The first book to be devoted to topics in extended discourse, Discourse Topics examines topics in several genres and generates new insights into the nature of discourse topics that challenge the status quo. It is essential reading for researchers in linguistics, discourse analysis, natural language processing and psychology whose work concerns topics.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 269]  2016.  xv, 304 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book investigates 'topic' from a discourse analytic perspective. It makes a major contribution to our understanding of the ways in which topics are launched, developed and managed in spoken discourse. Importantly, Richard Watson Todd provides a comprehensive description of appropriate methodologies for investigating topic, an invaluable and much needed feature of the book. Discourse Topics will be an extremely useful resource for anyone interested in studying or researching this often overlooked aspect of discourse analysis.”
“This is an important book on an important but neglected concept; it is original, scholarly and accessible and should be essential reading for anyone planning to talk about spoken or written discourse.”
“The volume is inspirational and makes a major contribution to the growing literature on discourse analysis. It will undoubtedly open up new perspectives for researchers who take an interest in discourse topics in discourse analysis, linguistics, psychology and natural language processing.

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Ambele, Eric A. & Richard Watson Todd
2022. Translanguaging patterns in everyday urban conversations in Cameroon. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2022:273  pp. 181 ff. Crossref logo
Renkema, Jan & Christoph Schubert
2018.  In Introduction to Discourse Studies, Crossref logo
Sherstinova, Tatiana, Olga Mitrofanova, Tatiana Skrebtsova, Ekaterina Zamiraylova & Margarita Kirina
2020.  In Advances in Computational Intelligence [Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 12469],  pp. 134 ff. Crossref logo
Watson Todd, Richard & Punjaporn Pojanapunya
2022. Shifting attitudes towards native speaker and local English teachers: an elaborative replication. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 43:2  pp. 111 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016037878 | Marc record