hasan ansary ansary2877 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Aug 18 12:13:11 UTC 2004

Thank you so much, Prof. R. de Beaugrande.

After the introduction of the New World Order and globalization process which is making the gap between the poor and the rich larger and larger everyday (academics belonging to the former group, I assume), this new movement should be very much appreciated and recognized by at least the former group  (surely the majority) , though in the eyes of some it may seem to be weird!



Shiraz University


Robert Beaugrande <beaugrande at TERRA.COM.BR> wrote:

Robert De Beaugrande

I�mglad to announce the free distribution of my 'big' books to be downloaded gratis from my website, which has become

(no www. for some reason)

If I advocate 'freedom of access to knowledge and society' (see especially my newest book listed below), I cannot address people in expensive or hard-to-find  books. The following are already available, scanned, edited, reformatted, and broken down into webpages under 300 kb for easy download and free use. They may be quoted, translated, or downloaded onto CD without the author's permission. An occasional thank-you note would be appreciated, though, to

 beaugrande at

1. A New Introduction to the Study of Text and Discourse:

        Discursivism and Ecologism (2004) (VERY CDA, ESP. CHS 7-9!!)

I. Theory and Practice

II. Theory and Practice in Studies of Language

III. Lexicogrammar in the Study of Text and Discourse

IV. Prosody in the Study of Text and Discourse

V. Visuality in the Study of Text and Discourse

VI. Style in the Study of Text and Discourse

VII. Discursive Themes of Social Division

The �New Racism�

Worker safety

Consumer health


American �interests�

The �Patriot Acts�

VIII. The Standards of Textuality Revisited

IX. A Final Word

2. Introduction to Text Linguistics (1981)

3.  Text Production  (1984)

4. Critical Discourse: A Survey of Contemporary Literary Theorists (1991)

Rene Wellek and Austin Warren

Northrop Frye

Leslie Fiedler

Wolfgang Iser

E.D. Hirsch

Hans Robert Jauss

Norman Holland

David Bleich

Bernard Paris

Jonathan Culler

Paul de Man

Harold Bloom

Geoffrey Hartman

Kate Millett

Luce Irigaray (new inclusion)

4. Linguistic Theory: The Discourse of  Fundamental Works

Ferdinand de Saussure

Edward Sapir

Leonard Bloomfield

Kenneth Lee Pike

Louis Hjelmslev

Noam Chomsky

John Rupert Firth

Michael Halliday

Terry Winograd (previously unpublished)

Teun van Dijk and Walter Kintsch

Peter Hartmann

5. New Foundations for a Science of Text and Discourse  (1997)

I�d be even more glad  to hear of colleagues following suit by giving away their books to those whose social,  economic, and educational interests they propose to champion.

If you or someone you know lives in a region where internet use is hard or even dangerous and wants a book, get me an e-mail and a safe postal address, and I�ll mail them the a CD for free. Contact: beaugrande at

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