Discourse, of Course

An overview of research in discourse studies

Jan Renkema | 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
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“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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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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