The Handbook of Discourse Analysis

The Handbook of Discourse Analysis

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The articles collected in "The Handbook of Discourse Analysis" comprise a foundational paradigm for discourse that is broad enough to support a variety of approaches, methods, and even definitions regarding discourse. The volume begins with an overview of discourse analysis, then moves through an examination of theoretical and methodological issues in the field. The book also presents a wide range of empirical studies of discourse as social and linguistic practice. Since many of the articles are interdisciplinary, the book concludes with an exploration of how different disciplines have become interested in discourse.
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  • Paperback | 872 pages
  • 174 x 242 x 47mm | 1,487.78g
  • BLACKWELL PUBLISHERS
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • index
  • 0631205969
  • 9780631205968
  • 537,323

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The articles collected in The Handbook of Discourse Analysis comprise a foundational paradigm for discourse that is broad enough to support a variety of approaches, methods, and even definitions regarding discourse.


The volume begins with an overview of discourse analysis, then moves through an examination of theoretical and methodological issues in the field. The book also presents a wide range of empirical studies of discourse as social and linguistic practice. Since many of the articles are interdisciplinary, the book concludes with an exploration of how different disciplines have become interested in discourse.




The Handbook of Discourse Analysis makes significant contributions to current research and serves as a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the central issues in contemporary discourse analysis.
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Table of contents

Part I: Discourse Analysis and Linguistics. Part II: The Linking Of Theory and Practice In Discourse Analysis. Part III: Discourse: Language, Context, and Interaction. Part IV: Discourse Across Disciplines. Index.
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"This is an excellent handbook - well-conceived and comprehensive. It will be a valuable resource for researchers and an absolute boon to teachers. The distinguished group of authors and the range of approaches represented makes it a fitting partner to Schiffrin s Approaches to Discourse Analysis , surely the best text around for a graduate introduction to discourse analysis. Together, the two constitute a formidable library of information for students and teachers alike." Helen Aristar-Dry, Eastern Michigan University

"Not only fascinating to read, but also a valuable reference resource for anyone working in, or with an interest in, discourse analysis." Discourse and Society
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"This is an excellent handbook ? well-conceived and comprehensive. It will be a valuable resource for researchers and an absolute boon to teachers. The distinguished group of authors and the range of approaches represented makes it a fitting partner to Schiffrin's Approaches to Discourse Analysis, surely the best text around for a graduate introduction to discourse analysis. Together, the two constitute a formidable library of information for students and teachers alike." Helen Aristar-Dry, Eastern Michigan University
"Not only fascinating to read, but also a valuable reference resource for anyone working in, or with an interest in, discourse analysis." Discourse and Society
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About Deborah Schiffrin

Deborah Schiffrin is Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Her major publications include Discourse Markers (1987), Approaches to Discourse (Blackwell 1994), and Language, Text and Interaction (forthcoming). Deborah Tannen is a University Professor and Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Her books include Talking Voices (1989), Conversational Style (1984), You Just Don't Understand (1990), Gender and Discourse (1994), The Argument Culture (1999), and, most recently, I Only Say This Because I Love You (2001). Heidi E. Hamilton is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. She is the author of Conversations with an Alzheimer s Patient (1994), and Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (forthcoming), and editor of Language and Communication in Old Age (1999).
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