Discourse and genre in everyday texts. Letters to the Editor in the local press of Australia and Chile

Rojas-Lizana, Isolda Discourse and genre in everyday texts. Letters to the Editor in the local press of Australia and Chile. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2009.

Author Rojas-Lizana, Isolda
Title Discourse and genre in everyday texts. Letters to the Editor in the local press of Australia and Chile
Place of Publication Saarbrücken, Germany
Publisher VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Publication year 2009
Sub-type Research book (original research)
Open Access Status
ISBN 9783639173703
Start page 1
End page 232
Total number of pages 232
Collection year 2010
Subjects A1
970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture
Abstract/Summary Letters to the editor are an important research site to investigate social dynamics of specific groups because they are created by discourse producers with status and authority different from the elites holding an exercising socio-political control. This real-life material includes community concerns and personal relations, thus bringing the private or subjective into the public sphere and showing what is valued in situated communities. This original and comprehensive book explores an everyday genre using datea from two countries which have produced few studies on these discourses and even fewer comparisons. It examines its subject through the looking-glass of a postrationalist proposal, Autopoiesis theory, which has been barely used in this area of the Humanities. Its method of Discourse Analysis incorporates analytical tools from Pragmatics, Cognitive Linguistics and Discursive Psychology.
Keyword Letters to the editor
discourse analysis
Q-Index Code A1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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