ERIC Number: EJ570318
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Text and Context: A Problematic Distinction for Ethnography.
Fitch, Kristine L.
Research on Language and Social Interaction, v31 n1 p91-107 1998
Examines the problem posed to ethnographic research on speech communication by the traditional distinction between text and context as figure versus ground, or as hierarchical organization of focal events, or as phenomena within which those events are embedded. An ethnographic perspective on discourse within which text and context form an inseparable analytic unit is then proposed. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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