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  • Discourse Analysis In Discourse

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    1.2- Critical Discourse Analysis CDA considers language as a social phenomenon. Not only individuals, but also institutions and social groupings have specific meanings and values that are expressed in language in systematic ways. In CDA, texts are seen as the relevant units of language in communications, readers and hearers are not passive recipients in their relationship to texts, and there are similarities between the language of science and the language of institutions, and so on. However, a

  • Discourse And Discourse Analysis

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    ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES (ESP) MPhil English Linguistics Programme 2011-2013 Lahore Leads University ASSIGNMENT 3 Register, Discourse & Genre Analysis Name: Zulfiqar Ahmad ID # 4025 Submitted to: Dr Zahid Javed Chaudary 1. Introduction 2. Register The concept of special language: register analysis • This concept departed from the principle that English of a specific science differs from each other in terms of its grammatical and lexical features of the registers. • Register

  • The Discourse Community: A Discourse Community

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    through trying to reach it. This new unit is called a discourse community and is defined by John Swales as containing six specific characteristics: having a common goal, showing intercommunication and using lexis, having participation within the group, being defined by genres of texts, and having members with areas of expertise for the community. When looking at this, I made the decision to research whether or not the LCS student body was a discourse community and how it showed these different characteristics

  • Discourse Markers: Analysis Of Discourse Markes

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    Discourse analysis course Abeer A. Hadi 434822168 Discourse Markers Introduction: Semantic connectives have long been a focus of research in cognitive and language development. Suchconnectives as so, because, and but encode causal and adversative relations among events and create textual cohesion (Halliday and Hasan, 1976). Recently, however, researchers have been examining other types of relations that need to be encoded in discourse. Deborah Schiffrin (1987), for example, has focused on 'discourse

  • Discourse of Singles

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    Examination of the dominant discourses surrounding individuals whose status is single. Discourse supports certain ideas within society, and enhances the moral superiority of different aspects in one’s life (Van Dijk, 2006). It helps to shape the social world, and in particular strongly shapes society’s view on males and females whose status is single (Elder-Vass, 2011). It does not necessarily imply that society altogether manipulates ones certain view on singles; however it structures ones interpretation

  • Generation As Discourse

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    a form of discourse. Explain what it means to think about generation as discourse. [5 points] How did Foster's participants use the idea of generation in their working life stories? [10 points] Do you think it is useful to think of generation as discourse? Why or why not? [10 points] This is on the 4/8 lecture and reading I think Foster is allowing us to see the term generation as not only defining a segment of time in human kind but also as something tangible. "The concept of discourse, in a pragmatic

  • Academic Discourse

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    The definition of a discourse community is as yet undefined; it does however require a set of specific characteristics, which allow the term to be narrowed until the point when many competing notions are eliminated. It is more a set of ideas, relating to the world of research and academic writing. There are many uncertainties surrounding the qualities and characteristics of a discourse community, many of which rise from a lack of definition. The following research is aimed at reducing confusion by

  • Discourse Communities

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    be a part of a discourse community, one must be credible, possess factual knowledge and draw on the values of its members to be accepted into the community. At the same time, a person must learn typical ways people in that community communicate and argue. They share a certain genre—type of writing. Members of discourse communities provide information and feedback that are imperative in order for that discourse community to grow. In the following paper, I will discuss three discourse communities and

  • Discourse on Method

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    Discourse on Method Heuresis (or invention) comprises, as Richard Lanham notes, "the first of the five traditional parts of rhetorical theory, concerned with the finding and elaboration of arguments" (1991: 91). In Aristotle's Rhetoric the category of heuresis included the kinds of proof available to the rhetorician, lists of valid and invalid topoi, as well as the various commonplaces the rhetorician might touch upon - loci or stereotypical themes and observations ("time flies") appropriate

  • Discourse in Dracula

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    class structure. While the juxtaposition between Mina and Lucy’s personalities in the second excerpt scratches the surface of this particular value. What the movie certainly does not lack is discourse on class structure. Mina and Lucy several times mention ideas based on their class, which ties in with the discourse in the original text on social values and class. Mina and Dracula are the first vampires in the series, and both are members of the aristocracy. Perhaps this is a direct reference to an underlying