The Resource Society and discourse : how social contexts influence text and talk, Teun A. van Dijk

Society and discourse : how social contexts influence text and talk, Teun A. van Dijk

Label
Society and discourse : how social contexts influence text and talk
Title
Society and discourse
Title remainder
how social contexts influence text and talk
Statement of responsibility
Teun A. van Dijk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Van Dijk presents a new theory of context that explains how text and talk are adapted to their social environment. He argues that instead of the usual direct relationship being established between society and discourse, this influence is indirect and depends on how language users themselves 'define' the communicative situation. The new concept van Dijk introduces for such definitions is that of context models. These models control all language production and understanding and explain how discourse is made appropriate in each situation. They are the missing link between language and society so far ignored in pragmatics and sociolinguistics. In this interdisciplinary book, the new theory of context is developed by examining the analysis of the structure of social situations in social psychology and sociology and their cultural variation in anthropology. The theory is applied to the domain of politics, including the debate about the war in Iraq, where political leaders' speeches serve as a case study for detailed contextual analysis."--Jacket
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
  • 306.44
  • 306.432
Index
index present
LC call number
P302.84
LC item number
.D543 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Society and discourse : how social contexts influence text and talk, Teun A. van Dijk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-277) and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface vii -- 1. Introduction 1 -- 2. Context and social cognition 29 -- 3. Context, situation and society 86 -- 4. Context and culture 154 -- 5. Context and politics: the Iraq debate in the British parliament 213 -- 6. Conclusions 248 -- References 256 -- Subject index 278 -- Author index 283
Control code
ocn666919254
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511508172
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786612058301
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
205830
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23811833
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)666919254
  • ebl424653

Library Locations

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