Society and Discourse by Teun A. van Dijk
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Society and Discourse
By Teun A. van Dijk

Society and Discourse

How Social Contexts Influence Text and Talk

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Society and Discourse by Teun A. van Dijk

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After his earlier book Discourse and Context, also published by Cambridge University Press, Teun A. van Dijk in this study presents the second part of his multidisciplinary theory of context. The main thesis of this theory is that the influence of society on discourse is not direct, as is postulated for instance in sociolinguistics, but cognitively mediated by subjective mental models of the communicative situation: context models. These dynamic models control discourse production and comprehension and define the pragmatic appropriateness of text and talk. Whereas in Discourse and Context the psychological and linguistic aspects of context were analyzed, this book focuses on the social psychological, sociological, anthropological and political aspects of context. Tony Blair's 2003 speech defending his motion to go to war against Saddam Hussein and the following debate in parliament is used as an example illustrating the new theory.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521516907
ISBN-10: 0521516900
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 298
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Teun A. van Dijk

Discourse and Knowledge by Teun A. van Dijk Discourse and Knowledge, Paperback (July 2014)

Introduces the new field of epistemic discourse analysis and uses a wide range of examples to illustrate the theory.

Society and Discourse by Teun A. van Dijk Society and Discourse, Paperback (August 2012)

This book presents a theory of context that explains how text and talk are adapted to their social environment.

Discourse Studies by Teun A. van Dijk Discourse Studies, Paperback (March 2011)

A second edition of two classic texts, now in an all-in-one volume. A general introduction to the increasingly influential cross-disciplinary area of discourse studies, this is edited by the key name in the field and has a stellar list of contributors.

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Author Biography - Teun A. van Dijk

Teun A. van Dijk was Professor of Discourse Studies at the University of Amsterdam until 2004, and is at present Professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. After earlier work on generative poetics, text grammar, and the psychology of text processing, his work since 1980 has taken a more critical perspective and deals with discursive racism, news in the press, ideology, knowledge and context. He is the author of several books in most of these areas, and edited The Handbook of Discourse Analysis (four volumes, 1985) the introductory book Discourse Studies (two volumes, 1997) as well as the reader The Study of Discourse (five volumes, 2007). He has founded six international journals - Poetics, Text (now Text & Talk), Discourse & Society, Discourse Studies, Discourse & Communication and the internet journal in Spanish Discurso & Sociedad (www.dissoc.org) - of which he still edits the latter four. His last monographs in English are Ideology (1998) and Racism and Discourse in Spain and Latin America (2005), and his last edited book (with Ruth Wodak) is Racism at the Top (2000). He is currently completing a new interdisciplinary study in two volumes on the theory of context, and planning a new book on discourse and knowledge. Van Dijk, who holds two honorary doctorates, has lectured widely in many countries, especially Latin America. With Adriana Bolivar he founded the Asociacion Latino-Americana de Estudios del Discurso (ALED), in 1995. For a list of publications, recent articles, resources for discourse studies and other information, see www.discourses.org.

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