Discourse analysis strives "to give an account of how forms of language are used in communication." More specifically, it examines "how addressers construct linguistic messages for addressees and how addressees work on linguistic messages in order to interpret them." Discourse analysis, then, departs from the philosophy of language by taking an orientation that "on the one hand includes the study of linguistic forms and the regularities of their distribution and, on the other hand, involves a consideration of the general principles of interpretation by which people normally makes sense of what they hear and read." -- Brown and Yule, Discourse Analysis.