The art and manner of speaking and conversing.
Consecutive speech, either written or unwritten, on a given line of thought; speech; treatise; dissertation; sermon, etc.; as, the preacher gave us a long discourse on duty.
To express one's self in oral discourse; to expose one's views; to talk in a continuous or formal manner; to hold forth; to speak; to converse.
To treat of something in writing and formally.
To treat of; to expose or set forth in language.
To utter or give forth; to speak.
To talk to; to confer with.
A term sometimes used to translate parole (more usually rendered "speech"). While language is a system, discourse and speech suggest process, engagement and entanglement—the struggle in which historically situated agents engage. According to Barthes, the speaking subject uses language with a view to expressing his personal thought, speech being an in individual act of selection and actualization of language; this is discourse.
a complete text or conversation
is a term used when analysing texts to refer to the language and ways of communicating that are common to a particular group or institution. It is not be as specialised as jargon eg. the discourse of education contains such expressions as "students needs", "regular lessons", "recess", " reports" etc.
The use of language at levels beyond the sentence.
A stretch of language that shows internal connections - e.g. by deixis, anaphor - usually defined as more than a single sentence. It's now often used in phrases such as 'political discourse' - i.e. the sorts of speeches / statements / writings that are seen as typical in politics.
has come to refer, under the influence of Foucault, to systems of knowledge and their associated practices. More narrowly, it is used by discourse analysts to refer to particular systems of language, with a characteristic terminology and underlying knowledge base, such as medical talk, psychological language, or the language of democratic politics.
all the ways of representing, thinking, talking, agreeing, and disagreeing that students and teachers engage in. Discourse may take a variety of forms: oral, written, pictorial, symbolic, and graphic.
talk, either oral or written. Direct discourse gives the actual words spoken or written: e.g., Donne said, “No man is an island.'' In writing, direct dis- course is put in quotation marks. Indirect discourse gives the meaning of the speech rather than the actual words. In writing, indirect discourse is not put in quotation marks: e.g., He said that no one exists in an island of isolation.
extended verbal expression in speech or writing
to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The article covered all the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"
carry on a conversation
talk or hold forth formally about a topic; "The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"
a concept widely used in the area of computational linguistics for a unit of language larger than a single sentence
a conversation, an exchange of ideas, usually with the idea of an on-going exchange in which the predominant trait is argument, rational by the standards of the structural context in which it occurs
a group of statements which provide a language for talking about - i
an "identity kit" with the tools for how to act in the world, and because it is "not mastered by overt instruction but by enculturation," studying language will reveal more about the social structures in place in the teens' lives
an institutionalized way of speaking that determines not only what we say and how we say it, but also what we do not say
an ongoing conversation, a talking and listening back and forth
a set of sentences about a topic
a socially produced way of talking or thinking about a topic
a sort of identity kit which comes complete with the appropriate costume and instructions on how to act, talk, and often write, so as to take on a particular role that others will recognize
a way, pretty much any way, of talking about things
a verbal exchange of ideas; conversation.
Generally, a discussion or conversation. More specifically, a mode of expression -- originally verbal, but now applied by analogy to other forms. In postmodernism, a discourse is usually the manner of discussion peculiar to a political party, a profession, a scientific method, and/or a social group. In other words, discourse is not an absolute, but a relative term which means "the language with which this particular group describes (evaluates, etc.) its conception of truth as seen through a particular ideology." (Downloaded 1st December 2003) http://www.arts.ouc.bc.ca/fiar/glossary/d_list.html#discourse
A concept articulated by Michel Foucault to describe the way speech and writing work in conjunction with specific structures and institutions to shape social reality. Discourse refers to distinct areas of social knowledge (typically, broad subjects such as law, science, or medicine) and the linguistic practices that are associated with them, but also establishes rules about the context of this speech or writing, such as who is permitted and authorized to address these subjects. nowledge, according to the concept of discourse, is power, since it comes into being through the operations of power and also exercises power by determining what truths will be endorsed. Discourses thus have immediate, material effects on the way a culture operates.
Connected speech or writing which is longer than a conventional sentence; sometimes a formal term for a talk, conversation, or written treatment of a subject.
A unit of language greater than a sentence.
Dialogue or conversation. In the study of rhetoric, discourse refers to the ways a specific group of people, organization, or institution speaks to and about itself.
Discourse can be as simply as conversation and as complex as philosophy essays. Even in an essay, the writer is in discourse with the reader. For Bakhtin, the Russian novelist, we speak with a and we listen with a multiplicity of voices. A speak as professor, man, husband, father, rebel, and environmentalist. You listen as student, male or female, rebel, conformist, etc. The discourse therefore is multi-layered and multi-voiced. Organizations are a struggle of pre-mod, mod, and postmod discourse.
1. Verbal exchange; conversation. 2. Formal and orderly extended expression of thought on a subject.
The overall universe made up of all the communications (media comment, advertising, private conversations, public spaces, etc) being carried on within and about any particular subject area, or context (see above) large or small. Examples: the medical discourse, the fashion discourse, the mobile phone discourse, the motoring discourse, the anti-capitalism discourse, etc. Most discourses, in turn, form part of larger discourses (eg the beer discourse is part of the alcohol discourse, which is part of the all-drink discourse, etc)
Discourse, as postmodernists view it, is more than mere discussion. Discourse is tied to a worldview, or a point of view. That is why Republicans converse in a vocabulary that is has different meanings from that which Democrats use. Republicans believe in trickle down economic policies whereas Democrats believe in trickle-up policies. Gergen writes, on page 10 of "Realities and Relationships", that, as I see it, the discourses of, say one political party or group of believers "are constituent features of its structures of punishment and privilege". Discourse includes consideration of the worldview and the power that the political party or university research department exerts over its members. Non-believers are denied privileges.
"In semantics, discourses are linguistic units composed of several sentences — in other words, conversations, arguments or speeches." ( WP)
extended, connected language that may include explanations, descriptions, and propositions
A conversation; the act or result of making a formal written or spoken presentation on a subject; in linguistics, any form of oral or written communication more extensive than a sentence.
Utterances or text larger than a sentence. Our course has had strong interests in discourse analysis, looking at sequences of sentences and interchange and their relation to social interaction, dominance, and collaboration (see Thomas and Tchudi 84-86 for an example). A Power Point presentation on discourse is available under the Classdat folder for our course in campus computer labs.