Discourse analysis anyone?
Greetings to you all! Now that the summer is here most of us, I suspect, are either:
a) buried under the pile of reading for a dissertation/abstract/research
b) teaching / working crazy hours during the summer to make ends meet for the fall
c) procrastinating by doing anything (i.e. online shopping, lurking on Facebook, blogging here) other than researching
d) all of the above
If this sounds familiar you’re not alone! I’m finding it difficult to concentrate as well as make sense of what I’m reading up on with regards to discourse analysis. SO, I’m wondering if anyone out there would like to participate in a weekly reading group looking at various aspects of this area?
This is open to anyone interested in discourse analysis and/or who are looking into using aspects of it in their research. This would be an opportunity for interested individuals to get together to discuss and make sense of what discourse analysis involves and allow room to reflect on how it relates to one’s own research.
Even if you’re not on-site we’d like to try to include you in our discussions, either via Skype (should time zones and wi-fi permit) as well as posting online here. Details to follow.
Should you be interested please get in contact with myself. Or better yet, reply to this post with possible suggestions for reading(s), such as:
Chapters 2 and 3 (pp. 10 – 34) from Gee, J. (1999) Introduction to Discourse Analysis. London: Routeledge.
Wetherell, M. (2001). Themes in Discourse Research: The Case of Diana. In M. Wetherell, S. Taylor and S. Yates. eds. Discourse Theory and Practice. London: Open University Press.