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The extract discussed in the podcast is the first page of Chapter 1 of Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook (1962).
The first speaker in the podcast (Joe) considers the prevalence of noun groups and examines their characteristics and the effect upon the reader.
The second speaker (James) looks at the lexis and the lexical use, identifying core and non-core words. Phrases are also examined, analysing their (differing) connotations and how this contributes to the subext of the text. Carter's 'Figures of Speech' (on WebCt) and the OED is referred to.
The third speaker (Reena) examines a specific phrase and scrutinises the different effects the individual words in the phrase produces.
The fourth speaker (Joe) summarises the group's analysis.
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