Deborah Tannen
 


 

Analyzing Discourse:
Text and Talk

Edited by Deborah Tannen

Georgetown University Press, 1982.

An early and influential collection of papers on discourse analysis by leaders in the fields of linguistics and anthropology.  Discourse, as the term appears in the title and as it is used in the papers collected here, refers to both text and talk, which are seen not as two separate genres to be compared and contrasted but rather as overlapping aspects of a single entity.  As the object of study, spoken discourse is 'text', much as words spoken in a speech are commonly referred to as the text of the speech.  Among the 22 chapters, which are based on papers originally delivered at the 1981 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, are contributions by Walter Ong, Robin Lakoff, John Gumperz, Emanuel Schegloff, Roger Shuy, William Labov, Charles Fillmore, Ron Scollon, Joel Sherzer, and Frederick Erickson.

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