The Power of Language - How Discourse Influences Society Second Edition - Lynne Young

The Power of Language - How Discourse Influences Society Second Edition - Lynne Young

Preface

The Power of Language - How Discourse Influences Society Second Edition - Lynne Young

Lynne Young [+-]
Carleton University, (retired)
Lynne Young recently retired as Associate Professor in the School of Linguistics and Language Study at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. She plans to continue her research in Systemic Functional Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis as well as in new areas of Discourse Analysis.She is currently working on a second edition of this book with Michael Fitzgerald and Saira Fitzgerald, to be published at the end of 2015.
Michael Fitzgerald [+-]
Michael Fitzgerald has a doctorate in the philosophy of international development from the National University of Singapore, and has worked on development projects in Southeast Asia and East Africa. He is a writing and research consultant and a data analyst.
Saira Fitzgerald [+-]
Saira Fitzgerald is currently pursuing her doctorate in Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. She has worked in educational development in East Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America.

Description

The second edition of this highly regarded textbook is designed to introduce students at the tertiary level to both Systemic Functional Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis. It develops critical analytical skills by rooting analysis in SFL methodology so that students can learn to analyze a range of discourse types. Each chapter builds a methodological foundation for the development of critical discourse analytical skills. SFL provides novice analysts with a rich set of resources for CDA and equips them to better reflect on what language is doing and why. The Power of Language offers explanations along with a range of sample analyses to illustrate theory and provide applications of the methodologies introduced in each chapter. Students not only learn by studying a number of analyses but carry out their own analytical work on other samples, thus gaining experience. Each chapter also includes examples of analyses by well known researchers so that novice analysts become familiar with various approaches to analysis. This new edition has been thoroughly updated throughout and features an expanded first chapter on language and war; a new second chapter focusing on political fear; an expanded chapter on multimodal communication; and an entirely new chapter on language and social media. Other chapters have been updated with new sample analyses and activities.

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Young, Lynne ; Fitzgerald, Michael ; Fitzgerald, Saira . Preface. The Power of Language - How Discourse Influences Society Second Edition. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. xiii Jan 2018. ISBN 9781781790793. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=29704. Date accessed: 18 Jul 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.29704. Jan 2018

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