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Discourse Analysis in Stylistics and Literature Instruction.

01 Mar 1990-Vol. 11, pp 181-195
TL;DR: The authors define discourse analysis as "the study of how people understand language in context" and stylistic analysis as the study of style and meaning of meaning in spoken and written texts, which can include matters like textual coherence and cohesion, and inferencing of meaning by readers or listeners.
Abstract: The terms discourse analysis and stylistic analysis mean different thing to different people. Most narrowly defined, discourse analysis has only to do with the structure of spoken discourse. Such a definition separates discourse analysis from literany stylistics and pragmatics—the study of how people understand language in context. At the other end of the spectrum, discourse analysis can be carried out on spoken and written texts, and can include matters like textual coherence and cohesion, and the inferencing of meaning by readers or listeners. In this case, it includes pragmatics and much of stylistics within its bounds. Similarly, stylistics can apply just to literary texts or not, and be restricted to the study of style or, on the other hand, include the study of meaning. For the purposes of this review, relatively wide definitions of both areas have been assumed in order to make what follows reasonably comprehensive. The main restriction assumed is that the works discussed will be relevant to the examination of literature in some way. The section on literature instruction will include matters relevant to both native and non-native learners of English, and will also make reference to the integration of literary and language study.
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01 Jan 1999
TL;DR: A pragmatic methodology derived from the integration of the theories and analytical systems of information flow in the tradition of the functionalist approach to speech and writing with the relevant theoretical and empirical findings from TS and other related branches of linguistics is provided.
Abstract: This thesis proposes a new approach to film dialogue translation (PDT) with special reference to the translation process and product quality of English-toChinese dubbing. In response to the persistent translation failures that led to widespread criticism of dubbed films and TV plays in China for their artificial 'translation talk', this study provides a pragmatic methodology derived from the integration of the theories and analytical systems of information flow in the tradition of the functionalist approach to speech and writing with the relevant theoretical and empirical findings from TS and other related branches of linguistics. It has developed and validated a translation model (FITNIA TS) which makes the intonation unit (IU) the central unit of film dialogue

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TL;DR: The authors used Content-Based Instruction (CBI) to get ESL students to achieve fluency in English by giving them the opportunity to use their previous knowledge to talk about academic topics.
Abstract: Most EFL teachers know how difficult it is to get students to achieve fluency in English. This is mainly due to large classes, limited time, students sharing the same mother tongue, and inappropriate use of materials and/or methodology. In the last few years, EFL and ESL teachers have been exposed to the benefits of using Content-Based Instruction for a variety of reasons (Brinton, Snow, and Wesche 1989); one being to give students the opportunity to use their previous knowledge to talk about academic topics.

7 citations


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TL;DR: In this article, the authors investigated the linguistic behaviour of the character Abu Jawdat, the chief police officer, with minor characters such as Abu Satoor and Subhi, and the major character of Muataz, in the fifth season of the Syrian TV series, Bab Al-Hara.
Abstract: This study investigates the linguistic behaviour of the character Abu Jawdat, the chief police officer, with minor characters such as Abu Satoor and Subhi, and the major character of Muataz, in the fifth season of the Syrian TV series, Bab Al-Hara. In particular, it studies the linguistic behaviour of the above mentioned characters in light of (im)politeness theories, specifically Brown and Levinson’s (1987) model of politeness and Culpeper’s (1996) framework of impoliteness as well as Grice’s (1975) cooperative principles and its maxims. The data of the study was transcribed in situations of police interrogations conducted by Abu Jawdat with Abu Satoor, Subhi and Muataz. The analysis of the selected chunks of conversation revealed that the change in the interactive linguistic behaviour of the characters can be explained by means of (im)politeness theories. Normally characters that possess power will get hold of the conversational floor and will have more chances to attack face.

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01 Jan 1989
TL;DR: In this paper, a critical language study and social emancipation: language education in the schools is discussed, as well as critical discourse analysis in practice: interpretation, explanation, and the position of the analyst.
Abstract: 1. Introduction: critical language study. 2. Discourse as social practice. 3. Discourse and power. 4. Discourse, common sense and ideology. 5. Critical discourse analysis in practice: description. 6. Critical discourse analysis in practice: interpretation, explanation, and the position of the analyst. 7. Creativity and struggle in discourse: the discourse of Thatcherism. 8. Discourse in social change. 9. Critical language study and social emancipation: language education in the schools. 10. Language and power 2000. Bibliography. Index.

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  • ...A recent growth area in British and Australian linguistics has been the area of so-called critical linguistics, associated with the work of Fowler, et al. (1979), Fairclough (1989a), and others....

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06 Mar 1986
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors present a list of symbols for verb-verb communication in the context of Verbal Communication, including the following: preface to second edition, preface and postface to first edition.
Abstract: Preface to Second Edition. List of symbols. 1. Communication. 2. Inference. 3. Relevance. 4. Aspects of Verbal Communication. Postface. Notes to First Edition. Notes to Second Edition. Notes to Postface. Bibliography. Index.

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22 Jun 1989
TL;DR: In this article, the authors adopt a functional approach to language, in which the different registers or functional varieties of a language are explained by reference to the different contexts in which they occur, and the way a text is organized and the kinds of coherence it displays are closely related to the place and the value that it has in its social and cultural environment.
Abstract: This study deals with the linguistic study of texts as a way of understanding how language functions in its immensely varied range of social contexts. The authors adopt a functional approach to language, in which the different registers or functional varieties of a language are explained by reference to the different contexts in which they occur. Their analysis reveals how, on the one hand, each text is unique, while on the other, the way a text is organized and the kinds of coherence it displays are closely related to the place and the value that it has in its social and cultural environment.

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01 Jan 1958
TL;DR: The Tale as a Whole describes the ways in which Stories are Combined and the Attributes of Dramatis Personae and their Significance, as well as some other Elements of the Tale.
Abstract: Preface to the Second Edition Introduction to the Second Edition Introduction to the First Edition Acknowledgements Author's Foreword I. On the History of the Problem II. The Method and Material III. The Functions of Dramatis Personae IV. Assimilations: Cases of the Double Morphological Meaning of a Single Function V. Some Other Elements of the Tale A. Auxiliary Elements for the Interconnection of Functions B. Auxiliary Elements in Trebling C. Motivations VI. The Distribution of Functions Among Dramatis Personae VII. Ways in Which New Characters Are Introduced into the Course of Action VIII. On the Attributes of Dramatis Personae and their Significance IX. The Tale as a Whole A. The Ways in Which Stories Are Combined B. An Example of Analysis of a Tale C. The Problem of Classification D. On the Relationship of Particular Forms of Structure to the General Pattern E. The Problem of Composition and Theme, and of Themes and Variants F. Conclusion

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