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.
In order for communities to function within a democracy, community members must engage in discussion and dialogue, which includes diverse voices and opinions, through which they arrive at shared ideas and visions for their community.
an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
Discourse refers to both the writing and speaking in the classroom that teachers and students engage in as they seek way to represent ideas, concepts and their thinking. It is the ways in which they discuss, agree and disagree, and explore the discipline.
a term described by Dr. Ortwin Renn in the theory of communicative action, to denote a special form of dialogue in which all affected parties have equal rights and duties to present claims and test their validity in a context free of social or political domination.
The way in which a narrative is told. For example, a fabliau often has an ironic or sarcastic discourses, whereas a magic tale has a romantic discourse.
a certain interpretation of culturalsigns pretending to be the interpretation
a dynamic, inherently unstable process in which we generate temporary finitudes of interpretation out of what may be infinite possibilities
The literary critical term for structure and purpose of a narrative or other literary work, which coexists with the story told (events [actions, plot] + elements [characters, space]). The level of discourse is the more subtle level at which the author's judgment and interpretation operate.
By discourse we mean a formal, orderly and usually extended expression of thought on a subject. Comment: (Definition from WWWebster Dictionary) The discourse in a scientific article is the `story' that the authors are telling, reporting their work and justifying its reliability and relevance.
any naturally occurring stretch of language, spoken or written
Formal, extended expression of thought on a subject, either spoken or written. See Rhetoric
A spoken or written treatment of a subject at length.
the totality of codified linguistic usages attached to a given type of social practice. E.g.: legal discourse, medical discourse, religious discourse.
an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
a socially and historically viable way of specifying truth and knowledge, and it brings objects into being