Text, Context, Pretext
Critical Issues in Discourse Analysis
By (author) H. G. Widdowson
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Text, Context, Pretext by H. G. Widdowson
Book DescriptionWritten by a leading researcher in the field, this fascinating examination of the relations between grammar, text, and discourse is designed to provoke critical discussion on key issues in discourse analysis which are not always clearly identified and examined. It continues the enquiry into discourse analysis that Zellig Harris initiated 50 years ago, which raised a number of problematic issues that have remained unresolved ever since. This book introduces the notion of pretext as an additional factor in the general interpretative process, and focuses attention specifically on the work of critical discourse analysis (CDA) in light of the issues discussed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631234517
(239mm x 167mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Written by a leading researcher in the field, this fascinating examination of the relations between grammar, text, and discourse is designed to provoke critical discussion on key issues in discourse analysis which are not always clearly identified and examined.
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Author Biography - H. G. Widdowson
H. G. Widdowson is Honorary Professor at the University of Vienna and Professor Emeritus at the University of London. He is renowned in the fields of applied linguistics and language teaching, and is the author of numerous books and articles, including Defining Issues in English Language Teaching (2002), Linguistics (1996), and Practical Stylistics: An Approach to Poetry (1992).
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