LSPr 29: Case Studies in Discourse Analysis

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Case Studies in Discourse Analysis

Marcel Danesi & Sara Greco (eds.)

University of Toronto; Università della Svizzera Italiana


Discourse permeates human life, manifesting itself in all kinds of speech acts, from conversations to clinical dialogues between a patient and practitioner. While discourse has been studied within specific disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology, and psychology, over the last few decades an autonomous approach, known as Discourse Analysis, has emerged to develop its own theoretical and research agendas aimed at penetrating the nature and role of discourse in human life. This collection of case studies in discourse aims to examine these agendas in specific situations, and thus to contribute to the growing significance of this exciting field of inquiry. It thus presents a composite picture of what discourse analysis is and what it allows us to do in the area of speech analysis. The chapters deal with the kinds of discourses that characterize medical communication, media and public discourse, conflict resolution and reconciliation, juridical communication, gastronomical language, text messaging, education, and others. Written by active researchers in the fields of discourse analysis proper and its correlative field of argumentation theory, both the expert and the neophyte will be able to glean from the various chapters how this new discipline is evolving and what it can achieve in shedding light on the complexities of human interaction.
Table of Contents
Marcel Danesi
Discourse, Dialogue, and Conversation: A Schematic Overview
Eddo Rigotti and Rudi Palmieri
Solomon’s Wise Judgment: A Case Study of Argumentation in Context
Elizabeth Bolton
The Nature of the Personal Response to Literature: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Undergraduate Students’ Written Responses to Traditional Literature and Short Realistic Fiction
Frank Nuessel
Clinical Discourse Analysis and Alzheimer's Disease: Overview and Recommendations
Mariana Bockarova
Understanding Work Group Stress in the Workplace: A Discourse Analytic Approach
Emma Cooper
Designing an Interview Protocol Focusing on Teachers’ Experiences Using Semiotic Theory in the Elementary Classroom: An Instrumental Case Study
Laura Di Chiaro
Discourse Analysis of a Sex Education Controversy: A Modern Perspective
Heba Elsherief
Can Safie Speak? On Reading the “Runaway Muslim Woman” Topos
Brigid Kelso
“I’ve Got Enough on My Plate. I Don't Need the Stress, Thanks:” Power Negotiation in a Faculty-Student Email Exchange
Ahmad Khanlari
The Discourse of “Love” in Persian and English Literature: A Comparison of Hafez’s Lyrics and Shakespeare’s Sonnets
Susan Zahradnik
Txtese: Gr8 or not 2 Gr8? Up 2 U 2 Decide
Nakia Lee-Foon
It’s Not What You Say But How You Say It, It’s Not What You Say But What You Don’t: Exploring Parent-Youth Sexual Health Discourse
Nicole Najda
Aphasic to Aphasic Interaction
Maria Xenitidou and Ifigeneia Kokkali
The Regularities of Migration? Thematic and Discursive Interplay in the Talk of Greeks and Albanians in Greece
Nanon H. M. Labrie
Patients’ Arguments for Adherence: A Thematic Discourse Analysis of Open-Ended Survey Responses
Johanna Miecznikowski
“An Experience That Apparently Differs a Lot from Mine”. Evidentials in Discourse: The Case of Gastronomic Discussions
Steve Oswald and Thierry Herman
Argumentation, Conspiracy and the Moon: A Rhetorical-Pragmatic Analysis
Kyoko Murakami
Discursively Managing Sensitivity: A Case of Anglo-Japanese Reconciliation over the Second World War
Sara Greco
Framing and Reframing in Dispute Mediation: An Argumentative Perspective
Stacy Costa
The Discourse of Gamification of the Curriculum in the 21st Century and Its Relation to Assessment and Student Outcomes
Sara Cigada
Analyzing Emotions in French Discourse: (Manipulative?) Shortcuts
Sara Rubinelli and Julia Amann
Critical Health Literacy through the Lens of Argumentation Theory
ISBN 9783862887149 (Paperback). LINCOM Studies in Pragmatics 29. 428pp. 2016.
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