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Discourse Analysis
(4,211 words)

1. Introduction

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 meanings. However, it can reasonably be defined as an area of inquiry dealing with language use…

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Ahmed Fakhri, “Discourse Analysis”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0093>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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