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Discourse Analysis and the Study of Communication in LIS

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Title: Discourse Analysis and the Study of Communication in LIS
Author(s): Budd, John M.
Subject(s): Research methods Discourse analysis Communication studies
Abstract: A considerable portion of the work that is done in library and information science (LIS) can benefit from discourse analysis as a research method. The two major families of discourse analysis are linguistic- based analysis (such as conversation, which could be applied in any setting where information professionals mediate between the universe of information and information seekers), and culturally or socially based discursive practices (along the lines of the analyses that Michel Foucault has conducted). The potential of both families for LIS inquiry, along with examples of both, are discussed.
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info: In Library Trends 55 (1) Summer 2006: 65–82.
Genre: Article
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/3660
ISSN: 0024-2594
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Rights Information: Copyright 2006 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS: 2008-02-21
 

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