This is a book for people who want to think seriously about text analysis before they start doing it. With a broad focus spanning all aspects of this important topic, it shows you what to do and what not to do—and why.
This book is an essential resource for students and researchers who need to work with texts: social scientists will appreciate the detailed guide to analytical approaches and traditions that could be used to explore social issues, while readers interested in language and discourse will develop a clear understanding of how to expose the formative and constitutive role language plays in our social reality.
I added this book in the reading list because it is a supporting book for the graduate students who would like to analyze documents and discourses in their dissertations.
The book is great for researchers but our students found it hard to read
By synthesizing the elements necessary for interpretation of the discourse, the book "Analyzing text and discourse" is a scientific event that brings important clarifications in the universe of discursive communication.
This very helpful text will encourage students to develop more imaginative ways of analysing text and discourse.
The great advantage of this book is that is presents all relevant and useful types of analyses of text and discourse at once. Well-organized in separat chapters, students quickly get a very good overview of what they could use for their own proper research project. Very good are the info-boxes supporting students with further readings, exercises for self-learning, and so on. For my marketing-focused lecture, this book is a wonderful additional reading that has to be on the reading list.
Appropriate consideration is given to key concepts and terminology. There is a continuity in the development of concepts to facilitate a smooth transition between different sections.