Continuum Companion to Discourse Analysis

Continuum Companion to Discourse Analysis

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Edited by Brian Paltridge, Edited by Ken Hyland, Contributions by Dwight Atkinson, Contributions by Paul Baker, Contributions by Mike Baynham, Contributions by Douglas Biber, Contributions by John Corbett, Contributions by Joan Cutting, Contributions by Julia Davies, Contributions by Bethany Gray

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  • Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
  • Format: Hardback | 384 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 240mm x 34mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 5 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1441165649
  • ISBN 13: 9781441165640
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 1,054,732

Product description

This is the definitive state-of-the art resource to discourse analysis, providing a guide for advanced students and researchers in the field. "The Continuum Companion to Discourse Analysis" is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for advanced students and academics. This companion offers a comprehensive and accessible reference resource to research in contemporary discourse studies. In 21 chapters written by leading figures in the field, the volume provides readers with an authoritative overview of key terms, methods and current research topics and directions. It offers both a survey of current research and gives more practical guidance for advanced study in the area. The volume covers all the most important issues, concepts, movements and approaches in the field and features a glossary of key terms in the area of discourse analysis. It is the complete resource for postgraduate students and researchers working within discourse studies, applied linguistics, TESOL and the social sciences. "The Continuum Companions" series is a major series of single volume companions to key research fields in the humanities aimed at postgraduate students, scholars and libraries. Each companion offers a comprehensive reference resource giving an overview of key topics, research areas, new directions and a manageable guide to beginning or developing research in the field. A distinctive feature of the series is that each companion provides practical guidance on advanced study and research in the field, including research methods and subject-specific resources.

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Author information

Brian Paltridge is Professor of TESOL at the University of Sydney, Australia. Ken Hyland is Chair of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Centre for Applied English Studies, University of Hong Kong.

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'This book is as rich and varied a guide to the latest developments in discourse analysis as you are likely to find. The book has an all-encompassing coverage, a genuinely international cast list of contributors, numerous new and subtly inflected approaches to the topic and embraces a range of methods of doing discourse analysis in both theory and practice. It is clearly written, consistently authoritative and obviously edited with care and wisdom. It is a book that brilliantly underlines how central and fundamental discourse analysis is to so many fields of enquiry.'--Sanford Lakoff

Table of contents

Introduction by the editors; Part I: Methods of Analysis in Discourse Research; 1. Data Collection and Transcription in Discourse Analysis, Rodney Jones; 2. Conversation Analysis, Sue Wilkinson and Celia Kitzinger; 3. Critical Discourse Analysis, Ruth Wodak; 4. Genre Analysis, Christine M. Tardy; 5. Narrative Analysis, Mike Baynham; 6. Discourse Analysis and Ethnography, Dwight Atkinson, Hanako Okada, and Steven Talmy; 7. Systemic Functional Linguistics, J R. Martin; 8. Multimodal Discourse Analysis, Kay L. O'Halloran. 9. Corpus Approaches to the Analysis of Discourse, Bethany Gray and Douglas Biber; Part II: Research Areas and New Directions in Discourse Research; 10. Spoken Discourse, Joan Cutting; 11. Academic Discourse, Ken Hyland; 12. Discourse in the Workplace, Janet Holmes; 13. Discourse and gender Paul Baker; 14. News Discourse, Martin Montgomery; 15. Discourse and Computer Mediated Communication, Julia Davies; 16. Forensic Discourse Analysis: a work in progress, John Olsson; 17. Discourse and Identity, Tope Omoniyi; 18. Discourse and Race, Angel Lin and Ryuko Kubota; 19. Classroom Discourse, Jennifer Hammond; 20. Discourse and Intercultural Communication, John Corbett; 21. Medical Discourse, Timothy Halkowski; Index.