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A Discourse Analysis Of Natural Conversations

Bassey A Okon

Abstract


Discourse analysis deals with linguistic analysis of naturally occuring connected spoken or written discourse. In this article we will use multidimensional approaches: descriptive, pragmatic and structural analysis of natural conversations between students who were conversing and discussing a variety of topics that were essential and of interest to their welfare. We have shown that discourse analysis must be organized and the sentence patterns taken into consideration so that all the interlocutors can communicate intelligibly and participate actively.
Global Journal of Humanities Vol.3(1&2) 2004: 53-61



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/gjh.v3i1.29352
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