Analysing Discourse: Textual Analysis for Social Research by Norman Fairclough

By Norman Fairclough

Analysing Discourse is an available introductory textbook for all scholars and researchers operating with genuine language data.

Drawing on quite a number social theorists from Bourdieu to Habermas, in addition to his personal study, Norman Fairclough's ebook offers a kind of language research with a continuously social standpoint. His strategy is illustrated via and investigated via a number of actual texts, from written texts, to a television debate in regards to the monarchy and a radio broadcast concerning the Lockerbie bombing. The student-friendly ebook additionally bargains available summaries, an appendix of instance texts, and a thesaurus of phrases and key theorists.

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G. Mary gazed out of the window. He would be there by now. ). g. She made a prediction). ((50)) In Example 2 ('Festival Town Flourishes'), two voices are included, both local official ones, representing respectively local government and business — the Mayor, and the Managing Director of the local entrepreneurs' centre. g. representing the cultural community, or inhabitants of the town giving their experience of what it's like to live there) might have been included but are not. It would seem that the feature has been written on the basis of interviews with the two officials.

In many texts however one finds the whole vision as part of an assumed and takenfor-granted background. Take, for instance, the following short extract from a leaflet produced by the British government Department for Education and Employment on changes in the post-16 curriculum. The leaflet is identified as a `guide to parents' . Many European students take a broader study package and have a more demanding study schedule — typically 30 hours of teaching a week, compared to 18 in the UK. These are the students with whom our young people must compete for jobs and university places in a global marketplace.

We distinguished several types of report, and especially direct reporting which claims some faithfulness to what was originally said or written, and indirect reporting, which does not. I suggested that there are two main issues with reports: their relationship to the reported original, and how reported texts and voices are recontextualized within the reporting text — positioned and framed in relation to each other and in relation to the authorial voice. We distinguished three types of assumptions (existential, propositional, value), suggesting that assumptions may or may not be textually `triggered', that assumptions are relative to discourses, and that assumptions are of particular significance in terms of the ideological work of texts.

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