by George McNamara
6. A Discourse Toolbox
.. Site of
. Entangled Strands
these are some of the techniques in my Discourse Toolbox
More details of the toolbox are given at
my site at www.discoursetoolbox.co.uk.
As a case study, I have used the toolbox on a key UK food
policy document to provide examples throughout this site
(and this was part of my MSc dissertation).
This may seem like another gimmick, but
it is more serious and more effective than that, because
In a large-scale survey, any or all of these
techniques can be used on a text to generate overall conclusions
- ideally these can then be used to understand "What
do they really think", and in this way communication
can be improved, and the organisation's policies and expression
can be improved.