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5.0 out of 5 stars indispensable for anyone wanting to use this method of Discourse analysis., 11 July 2011
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If you liked Gee's 'An Introduction to Discourse Analysis', you'll love this. An Introduction to Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method
This is a perfect companion to the theory book as it takes you through all the questions you need to ask of your data when conducting a Discourse analysis, as well as pointing out the different ways in which your data can be interpreted so you don't miss anything out.

Gee's writing style is accessible, as always, and provides a comprehensive, but easy to follow guide in conducting your own discourse analysis.

As well as explaining each of the stages or 'tools' of Discourse analysis, there is also a very useful quick-reference list of all the analytic 'tools' at the end of the book. A must-buy for anyone wanting to apply Gee's version of Discourse analysis in their research.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Discourse Analysis without fear, 7 Oct. 2014
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I adapted Gee's DA approach for my recent MA and achieved a MA with merit.

I would recommend this book as it gets to the point with many examples and also gives what I would consider to be a useful framework to guide your approach to breaking down speech and texts into manageable chunks.

This allows the analyst to 'see through' what people are truly saying as opposed to what they're saying, if you see what I mean? . . .

Key concepts which make this work intuitive are Speech units (called Tone Units) and Stanza's (as Gee calls them). These are easy to grasp concepts which bring DA within reach of the novice DA analyst.

Having said this, it would help the uninitiated to have a grasp of grammar, even though Gee helps on that point too. It's just that once you come to carry out your own analysis, on your texts, speech etc. you can break down the semantics in words much more effectively. However Gee, as I say, helps with this part so don't fret too much.

I felt much more comfortable with DA after reading Gee's work and this impelled me to seek out other works on DA too and used to expand my approach to DA in my MA dissertation.

Gee has an accompanying book to this, which is very similar though contains important differences in places. I would recommend buying both to get the best overview possible when applying Gee's approach to your own DA.

Good luck,

M.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 29 April 2015
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Good Book! :)

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