Posted: Jan 16, 2022 1:33 am
by don't get me started
1. Cognitive Discourse Analysis: An introduction - Thora Tenbrink

271 pp.

Not a particularly long book, but it took me a while to get through. The author comes at language from the direction of psychology. The data she analyzes is based on test situations where participants are given tasks to complete and told to 'think aloud' as they complete the task. Some of the insights were interesting but the fundamental unnaturalness of asking people to think aloud while performing an allocated task in test conditions is very much at variance with the methodology of conversation analysis and I found I had many questions regarding the conclusions.

That being said, there was a lot of interest here, especially in the analysis of wayfinding and human perceptions of space and direction.