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Authors/Editors: Fairclough, Norman
Title: Discourse and social change.
Year: 1992
Publisher: Cambridge: Polity Press
Pages: viii + 259
Publication type: Book — monograph
Language: English
Volumes: 1
Keyword(s): discourse analysis ; social change
Annotation: This book proposes to combine linguistic analysis with social and political theory in order to chart social change. The eight chapters deal with the following issues: approaches to discourse analysis; Michel Foucault and discourse analysis; a social theory of discourse; intertextuality; text analysis: constructing social relations and the self; text analysis: constructing social reality; discourse and social change in contemporary society; and doing discourse analysis.


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