publication . Master thesis . 2017

Discourse Characteristics of Self-Help Books: The Example of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Nerat, Tamara;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 Feb 2017
  • Publisher: T. Nerat
  • Country: Slovenia
Abstract
The main purpose of the thesis was to explore the discourse characteristics in self-help books on the example of a popular classic of this genre. The aim was a discourse analysis of the self-help manual The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989) by Stephen R. Covey. The book falls under the self-help category and includes typical features which are common for the genre. The thesis presents the distinguishing characteristics and shows the conventions which make it a typical representative of its genre. The main part consists of a discourse analysis of a chapter from the book, discussing the prevailing cohesive relations and its situational and generic coheren...
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free text keywords: discourse, cohesion, cohesive devices, coherence, register, genre, self-help, Stephen R. Covey, self-improvement, habits, diskurz, kohezija, kohezivna sredstva, koherenca, žanr, samopomoč, osebna rast, navade, udc:811.111'42(043.2)
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