Text, Context, Pretext: Critical Issues in Discourse Analysis

Text, Context, Pretext: Critical Issues in Discourse Analysis

Author(s): H. G. Widdowson

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631234517

Online ISBN: 9780470758427

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758427

About this Book

Written by a leading researcher in the field, this fascinating examination of the relations between grammar, text, and discourse is designed to provoke critical discussion on key issues in discourse analysis which are not always clearly identified and examined.

  • Written by a leading researcher in the field
  • Continues the enquiry into discourse analysis that Zellig Harris initiated 50 years ago, which raised a number of problematic issues that have remained unresolved ever since
  • Introduces the notion of pretext as an additional factor in the general interpretative process
  • Focuses attention specifically on the work of critical discourse analysis (CDA) in light of the issues discussed

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