Discourse, of Course

An overview of research in discourse studies

| University of Tilburg
ISBN 9789027232588 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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Discourse, of Course comes after Jan Renkema’s Introduction to Discourse Studies (2004) for undergraduates. The new book is a collection of twenty short papers. It is a capita selecta course and meant for graduate programs. The aim of this book is threefold:
  • to present material for advanced courses in discourse studies;
  • to unfold a stimulating display of research projects to future PhD students;
  • to give an overview of new developments after the 2004 Introduction to Discourse Studies.
This publication fulfills both the teacher's need for a state-of-the-art overview of the main topics in discourse, and the student's need to acquire standards for developing research plans in theses and dissertations. It gives a combination of approaches from very different schools in discourse studies, ranging from argumentation theory to genre theory, from the study of multimodal metaphors to cognitive approaches to coherence analysis. This book is not only meant to serve as a textbook, but also as a reference book for researchers who want an update for various main topics in the field.
[Not in series, 148]  2009.  vii, 393 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
A multiple invitation to discourse studies
Jan Renkema
Part I. Discourse in communication
Doing discourse with possible worlds
Andrea Rocci
Discourses "off course"?
Anna Duszak †
Part II. Discourse and other communication modes
Discourse across semiotic modes
John A. Bateman
Schemes and tropes in Visual Communication: The case of object grouping in advertisements
Fons Maes and Joost Schilperoord
Part III. Discourse types
Text types and dynamism of genres
Sungsoon Wang
Academic and professional written genres in disciplinary communication: Theoretical and empirical challenges
Giovanni Parodi
Part IV. Discourse structures
Why investigate textual information hierarchy?
Élisabeth Le
Implicit and explicit coherence relations
Maite Taboada
Part V. Stylistics and rhetorics
Style and culture in quantitative discourse analysis
Martin Kaltenbacher
Devices of probability and obligation in text types
Xinzhang Yang
Analysis and evaluation of argumentative discourse
Frans H. van Eemeren and Bart Garssen
Part VI. Discourse and cognition
Embodied cognition, discourse and dual coding theory: New directions
Mark Sadoski
The cognition of discourse coherence
Ted J.M. Sanders and Wilbert Spooren
A computational psycholinguistic algorithm to measure cohesion in discourse
Max M. Louwerse and Patrick Jeuniaux
Part VII. Discourse and institution
Chinese questions and power relations in institutional dialogue
Jinjun Wang
Towards a process view of preformulation in press releases
Geert Jacobs and Tom Van Hout
Media discourse
Kenneth C.C. Kong
Part VIII. Discourse and culture
Critical discourse analysis
Theo van Leeuwen
Gendered discursive constructions of bank manager positions: Conflicting social identities
Inger Lassen
The semiotics of racism: A critical discourse-historical analysis
Ruth Wodak
Key to the assignments
“This is a very useful and multi disciplinary collection of papers in discourse studies, within a unique pedagogical framework that has been the hallmark of Jan Renkema's contributions to the field.”
“A systematic analysis of naturalistic discourse requires an interdisciplinary effort that integrates the latest advances in discourse processes, theoretical and corpus linguistics, cognitive science, semiotics, rhetoric, and other related fields. This edited volume covers the important new work in these fields. The book will be helpful to both the seasoned discourse researchers and the budding new students and scholars.”
“I need only a few words to express my opinion about this book: I think it is an asset to the field. Furthermore, the format of the contributions makes the book very useful as a textbook for students.”
“[...] Renkema’s aim to publish a book which serves not only as a textbook but also as a reference book to the latest research methods used in discourse studies has been achieved. The book gives a good overview of the field and practical tips on how to conduct research. It is an interesting read, and has the potential to appeal not only to students but also to the interested general public.”
“The present collection stands out from other similar attempts in that it introduces material for advanced programs in discourse studies, proposes research projects to prospective PhD students, and presents synoptically, albeit spherically, recent advances in discourse studies. [...] "Discourse, of Course" should not be viewed as a mere textbook but as a tool via which students will deftly cement their own research, as a guide via which tutors will effectively design courses and seminars. In this sense, the volume fulfils Renkema's initial hope in intriguing and inspiring researchers in the field of discourse studies.”
“A volume like this will have a strong attraction for researchers and teachers engaged in discourse and communication studies. One of the strong aspects of the collection is that it combines theory and practice to highlight pedagogy, which is rather rare in volumes of this kind.”
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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008052214