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Ye Yuan

between a genre and its register realization. According to Östman (2005) , the synsem of (5) takes care of the individual constructions of the discourse. Although words or even morphemes are individual constructions ( Goldberg, 2006 ), from the perspective of discourse analysis, this research mainly

Michel Pêcheux: Automatic Discourse Analysis

With contributions of Simone Bonnafous, Françoise Gadet, Paul Henry, Alain Lecomte, Jacqueline Léon, Denise Maldidier, Jean-Marie Marandin and Michel Plon


Michel Pêcheux

This volume offers the long-awaited overview of the work of the French philosopher and discourse analyst Michel Pêcheux, who was the leading figure in French discourse analysis until his death in 1983. The volume presents the first English publication of the work of Pêcheux and his coworkers on automatic discourse analysis. It is presented with extensive annotations and introductions, written by former colleagues such as Françoise Gadet, Paul Henry and Denise Maldidier. Outside France, French discourse analysis is almost exclusively known as the form of philosophical discourse presented by such authors as Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida. The contemporary empirical forms of French discourse analysis have not reached a wider public to the degree they deserve. Through its combination of original texts, annotations, and several introductory texts, this volume facilitates an evaluation of both results and weaknesses of French discourse analysis in general and of the work of Michel Pêcheux and his coworkers in particular.

Discourse Analysis and Evaluation

Functional approaches


Edited by Leo Lentz and Henk Pander Maat

Functional approaches to the study of language may not only be used to characterize discourse structures, but also to assess their communicative quality. In fact, discourse analysis and evaluation are conceptually related activities. In this volume the link between analysis and evaluation is explored in seven studies discussing a variety of discourse genres like package inserts, telephone openings, survey interviews, meetings, government brochures and direct mail letters. The analytical concepts used stem from different strands of research into language, including cognitive linguistics, pragmalinguistics, conversational analysis and persuasion research.


David J. Fuller

Habakkuk is unique amongst the prophetic corpus for its interchange between YHWH and the prophet. Many open research questions exist regarding the identities of the antagonists throughout and the relationships amongst the different sections of the book. A Discourse Analysis of Habakkuk, David J. Fuller develops a model for discourse analysis of Biblical Hebrew within the framework of Systemic Functional Linguistics. The analytical procedure is carried out on each pericope of the book separately, and then the respective results are compared in order to determine how the successive speeches function as responses to each other, and to better understand changes in the perspectives of the various speakers throughout.

Linda Putnam

Discourse Analysis: Mucking Around with Negotiation Data LINDA L. PUTNAM* Department of Communication, Texas A&M University, 4234 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843–4234 USA (E-mail: Abstract. This article focuses on qualitative research methods in negotiations, particular tex

Ahmed Fakhri

The field of discourse analysis is very heterogeneous and covers a wide range of language studies not only by linguists, but also by scholars from other disciplines such as sociology, rhetoric, and anthropology. For this reason the term ‘discourse analysis’ has often been assigned a variety of


David I. Yoon

In A Discourse Analysis of Galatians and the New Perspective on Paul, David I. Yoon outlines discourse analysis from the framework of Systemic Functional Linguistics for analyzing Paul’s letter to the Galatians. From this analysis, he determines whether the context of situation better reflects the New Perspective on Paul, covenantal nomism, or a more traditional perspective, legalism.

The first half of the book introduces the New Perspective on Paul and discourse analysis, followed by a detailed model of SFL discourse analysis with respect to register and context of situation. The second half is a discourse analysis of Galatians. This is the first monograph-length study to address the New Perspective on Paul from a linguistic approach, and will as such be of great interest to scholars of Pauline Studies, linguistics, and theology.

Helene Perdicoyianni-Paleologou

Studies dealing with discourse analysis in Greek have focused on the concept of cohesiveness of discourse. In particular, these studies have examined reference as one of the most important devices of cohesiveness. The present piece considers two types of reference: endophoric reference, which can

D. Beybin Kejanlıoğlu, Çağla Kubilay and Nalan Ova

Beginning with the so-called ‘turban issue’ in universities in the 1980s, public discussion about women in the public sphere in Turkey has arisen due to the veiled women’s demand for a presence in public life. Since the banning of the veil in public life, Islamist columnists have been in a struggle against Kemalists to make the veil public, though there are different views on the limits of veiled women’s visibility in public life. By analyzing the content of hundreds of columns in five pro-Islamist newspapers, each representing a different faction among Islamists since 1997, this article reveals both the Islamist discourse vis-à-vis the Kemalist discourse on the public sphere and the conflicting gendered discourses among Islamists. This article suggests that there is an ongoing hegemony struggle among Islamist columnists about the presence of veiled women in the public sphere, contrary to their common position in the hegemony struggle against Kemalists.

Paul's Gospel in Romans

A Discourse Analysis of Rom 1:16-8:39


Jae Hyun Lee

This book offers a fresh approach to Paul's gospel. Applying linguistic discourse analysis to Romans 1:16-8:39, it helps the reader to gain a comprehensive understanding of the argumentative structure and contents of the gospel of Paul. As well as revealing the two underlying descriptive frameworks that Paul uses to explain his gospel about God's salvation - the interactive framework between God and humans, and the 'two-realm' framework - this book demonstrates that Paul's gospel consists of one 'peak point' that shows the central role of Jesus, and two 'sub-peaks' elucidating salvation.