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Humans are social animals and through conversation, written communication, symbols and other expressions are constantly interacting with each other.Discourse: The Basics is an accessible and engaging introduction to the analysis of those interactions and the many forms, expressions and meanings they can take. The book draws on a range of international case studies and examples to address key questions such as:
- What is discourse?
- Why are there different approaches to understanding discourse?
- What issues affect the collection and management of discourse?
- How can discourse be represented?
Including subject summaries, a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading,Discourse: The Basics is an essential guide for students in the Humanities and Social Sciences who are approaching discourse for the first time.