By Norman Fairclough
Analysing Discourse is an available introductory textbook for all scholars and researchers operating with actual language data.
Drawing on quite a number social theorists from Bourdieu to Habermas, in addition to his personal examine, Norman Fairclough's publication provides a kind of language research with a always social point of view. His technique is illustrated through and investigated via various genuine texts, from written texts, to a television debate concerning the monarchy and a radio broadcast in regards to the Lockerbie bombing. The student-friendly ebook additionally deals available summaries, an appendix of instance texts, and a thesaurus of phrases and key theorists.
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In Chapter 6), but is replicated more generally in relation to leadership ‘interventions’ and ‘programmes’ of all kinds. Senior executives themselves are not unaware of this element of ‘me-too-ism’, as they often term it. The ones I have interviewed in a range of different countries have often been willing to admit that a key driver upon them has been a sense of anxiety among their colleagues that their organization must be seen to be responding in some way to a general trend. A related perspective is found in the theory of organizational symbolism.
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Analysing discourse : textual analysis for social research by Norman Fairclough