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Discourse AnalysisAn Introduction$
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Alexandra Georgakopoulou and Dionysis Goutsos

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780748620456

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620456.001.0001

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Emerging Perspectives On Discourse

Emerging Perspectives On Discourse

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(p.179) 7 Emerging Perspectives On Discourse
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Discourse Analysis
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Alexandra Georgakopoulou

Dionysis Goutsos

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620456.003.0007

The book’s concluding chapter looks forward to the picture emerging from the main strands of research in discourse analysis, as presented in the previous book chapters and suggests a number of areas which are thought of as being prominent in the field’s development. These are: the area of language and social interaction, in which conversation analysis plays a key-role; the study of language, discourse and sociocultural processes, in which ethnography of communication and linguistic anthropological approaches are pivotal; the area of cognition, which is explored by –amongst others-neurolinguistic and computational approaches; the study of literacy/literacies and the analysis of computer-mediated communication and more generally discourse & new technologies; last but not least, corpus linguistics. Although the diversity of views on discourse analysis is a sign of richness, the discussion urges for a closer integration of approaches.

Keywords:   Computer-mediated communication, conversation analysis, ethnography of communication, cognition, literacy, corpus linguistics

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