A city of half a million, in 140 characters or less Overheard in Dublin is back with another riot of wit, wisdom and suspect logic, this time with the vast majority of the contributions drawn from the site’s wildly popular Twitter account. Fans young and old will love this hilarious new collection. Get ready to laugh once again - you'll be LOLing in the aisles! Overheard at the McDonald's drive-thru on Naas Road. The cashier shouts to his manager: ‘Are we allowed to serve customers on horses?’ A guard is searching a young lad at Oxegen. Guard: ‘Do ya have anything on ya that ya shouldn't?’ Lad: 'Yes, me da's socks!' On a Ryanair flight to Stansted. Girl: ‘Excuse me, flight attendant, can I have a Diet Coke with no ice!?’ Flight attendant: ‘Want a little umbrella in there too, princess?’ Join the conversation on Twitter @OverheardinDublin.
In its first edition, winner of the 2016 Edward Sapir Book Prize from the Society for Linguistic Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association Discourse Analysis Beyond the Speech Event introduces a new approach to discourse analysis. In this innovative work, Wortham and Reyes argue that discourse analysts should look beyond fixed speech events and consider the development of discourses over time. Drawing on theories and methods from linguistic anthropology and related fields, this book is the first to present a systematic methodological approach to conducting discourse analysis of linked events, allowing researchers to understand not only individual events but also the patterns that emerge across them. This new edition: Draws on theories and methods from linguistic anthropology and related fields; Presents the first systematic methodological approach to doing discourse analysis of linked events; Provides easy-to-use tools and techniques for analyzing discourse both within and across events; Offers transparent procedures and clear illustrations to show how the approach can be applied to analyze three types of data: ethnographic, archival, and new media; Includes a new chapter focusing on the discourse analysis of contemporary nationalist new media data. Updated and revised for the second edition, this book is essential reading for advanced students and researchers working in the area of discourse analysis.
More Overheard in Dublin: another 500 quotes from the ever popular website... Taxi driver complaining about Taniste Mary Coughlan: 'I didn't like her when she sung either!' ___________ I was on the Luas last August, and was standing next to these two Cork guys. Guy #1: 'Did you hear that some celebrity was stabbed yesterday?' Guy #2: 'What? Who? What happened?' Guy #1: 'Well, they were out with your woman Reese ... Reese ... Reese ... Whatsername?' Guy #2: 'Witherspoon?' Guy #1: 'With a spoon? No, with a knife! You can't stab someone with a spoon!' _____________ I was flying back from London recently, when we landed the steward makes the usual landing announcement over the intercom and finishes with: 'If you've enjoyed your flight with us, please tell your friends, if not, tell them you flew with another airline.' _____________ Sitting in an antenatal class and the midwife starts explaining about when the baby is born. She is going through how your partner is asked to cut the cord and a youngish Dublin girl interrupts her. She asks if this is when you can ask for an 'inny' or an 'outty' belly button. Needless to say the midwife has to check that the girl is being serious. All of us other women have to try not to look at each other and hold in our giggles as the girl defends herself saying she thought you could choose!
This collection looks at the less obvious remnants of Dublinâ??s Georgian past - the literature, the publishing industry, the clothes, the music and the hobbies associated with this period. The contributors are: Gillian Oâ??Brien (St Patrickâ??s College, DCU) Dublin in the late Georgian period; Sarah Foster (Crawford College) Consumption and economic nationalism in Dublin, 1720â??85; Vandra Costello (UCD) Recreation in Georgian Dublin; Lisa Marie Griffith (TCD) The position of lord mayor, 1760â??1800; Colum Kenny (DCU) Kingâ??s Innsâ?? move to Constitution Hill; Niamh Howlin (UCD) Special juries in Dublin, 1725â??1833; Finola Oâ??Kane (UCD) Dublinâ??s Georgian suburbia; Alison Fitzgerald (UCD) Goldsmiths in 18th-century Dublin; Aileen Douglas (TCD) Dublin in fiction of the later 18th century; Sharon Murphy (TCD) Maria Edgeworthâ??s representations of Georgian Dublin; Julie Anne Stevens (St Patrickâ??s, DCU) Perspectives of Georgian Dublin; W.J. McCormack (Worth Library) Sources for the library of Edward Worth; Johanna Archbold (TCD) James Moore and the publication of the Encylopaedia Britannica, 1790â??1800; Andreas Boldt (NUIM) The Graves family; Michelle Mangan, Dublin and Limerick during the 1832 cholera epidemic.