Textual Analysis for Social Research
By Norman Fairclough
Analysing Discourse is an accessible introductory textbook for all students and researchers working with real language data.
Drawing on a range of social theorists from Bourdieu to Habermas, as
well as his own research, Fairclough's book presents a form of language
analysis with a consistently social perspective. His approach is
illustrated by and investigated through a range of real texts, from
written texts, to a TV debate about the monarchy and a radio broadcast
about the Lockerbie bombing. The student-friendly book also offers
accessible summaries, an appendix of example texts, and a glossary of
terms and key theorists.