[Fwd: textbooks for discourse analysis]

Johanna Rubba jrubba at CALPOLY.EDU
Fri Sep 20 22:11:15 UTC 2002

I'm forwarding this on behalf of a member of another listserv I subscribe to.
Please respond directly to Larry if you have suggestions.

lbeason at USOUTHAL.EDU wrote:

> Does anyone have suggestions for a textbook to use in an introductory
> course at the master's level on discourse analysis?
> This would be essentially the only course any of the students have
> taken on the subject; most would have almost exclusively a literature or
> creative writing background.   My goals for the course are broad and
> flexible: essentially, to provide useful ways of analyzing texts in a
> more-or-less technical, linguistic manner in order to understand the
> meaning or importance of these texts.
> For instance, I plan to cover some of speech-act theory and politeness
> theory as they apply to business letters, speech, and literature.
> In particular, if someone can recommend a book dealing with discourse
> analysis that draws on grammar (traditional or otherwise), I'd
> appreciate your suggestions.
> --Larry Beason
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> Larry Beason
> Director of Composition
> Dept. of English, Univ. of South Alabama
> Mobile, AL 36688
> 251-460-7861
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Johanna Rubba   Associate Professor, Linguistics
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