The Handbook of Discourse Analysis

The Handbook of Discourse Analysis

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The second edition of the highly successful Handbook of Discourse Analysis has been expanded and thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest research to have developed since the original publication, including new theoretical paradigms and discourse-analytic models, in an authoritative two-volume set.

Twenty new chapters highlight emerging trends and the latest areas of research Contributions reflect the range, depth, and richness of current research in the field Chapters are written by internationally-recognized leaders in their respective fields, constituting a Who's Who of Discourse Analysis A vital resource for scholars and students in discourse studies as well as for researchers in related fields who seek authoritative overviews of discourse analytic issues, theories, and methods
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  • 122 x 150 x 4mm | 27g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd Edition
  • 1118584198
  • 9781118584194

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"The 2nd edition of The Handbook of Discourse Analysis boasts chapters by major figures (e.g. Gumperz, Holmes, Johnstone, Labov, Lakoff, Schegloff, Ochs, Shuy, Tannen, van Dijk, Wodak) and its reconfiguration of chapters captures important scholarly trends in discourse analytic research and reflects a fairly substantive reconceptualization of the field."
Susan Ehrlich, Journal of Sociolinguistics, 2016

"As Discourse Analysis expands and diversifies, we need scholarship that maintains the coherence of the field, centered on socially aware linguistic theorizing. We also need scholarship which is able to shape new issues, emphases, and applications. The second edition of this Handbook is a landmark achievement in both these regards. Two volumes of updated and original chapters by leading contributors provide an outstanding, up-to-date resource, including several real gems by founding figures in Discourse Analysis that should be consulted by researchers and students alike."
Nikolas Coupland, University of Copenhagen and Cardiff University

"There are several handbooks of Discourse Analysis available today - this two-volume collection is the most comprehensive and intellectually stimulating of them all. Updated throughout to reflect the very latest research across a wide range of theoretical and analytic approaches, The Handbook of Discourse Analysis is accessible to undergraduates and yet represents a state-of-the-art resource for graduate students and academics alike. Highly recommended."
John E. Richardson, Loughborough University

The second edition of the highly successful Handbook of Discourse Analysis has been thoroughly updated to reflect the very latest research to have developed since the publication of the first edition in 2001. Updates include new research conducted in all areas covered by the original 41 chapters - for example, the exploration of recent theoretical paradigms - as well as expanded and enriched existing frameworks. Moreover, new types of discourse have appeared with the invention and adoption of new technologies.

In addition to updating chapters that appeared in the original edition, the second edition includes 20 entirely new chapters that highlight emerging trends and areas of research. The result is a cutting-edge resource, written and edited by leading researchers in their respective fields, which provides an elegant and state-of-the-art overview of the field. The two-volume handbook delivers a vital resource for scholars and students in discourse studies and related fields.
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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 Tannen

Deborah Tannen is University Professor and Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. She has published 25 books, including You're the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships (2017), Talking Voices (2nd edition 2007), Conversational Style (New Edition 2005), and You Just Don't Understand (1990). She has been McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University and has twice been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford.

Heidi E. Hamilton is Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Her publications include Language, Dementia, and Meaning Making: Navigating Everyday Challenges of Epistemic Understanding and Face (in preparation), the Routledge Handbook of Language and Health Communication (co-edited with Sylvia Chou, 2014), Linguistics, Language, and the Professions (co-edited with James E. Alatis and Ai-hui Tan, 2002), and Conversations with an Alzheimer's Patient: An Interactional Sociolinguistic Study (1994, 2005). She has served as Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Linguistics in Innsbruck, Austria and as DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Visiting Professor in Berlin, Germany, and is recipient of the Humboldt Research Award.

Deborah Schiffrin was Professor Emerita of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Her publications included In other words: Variation in reference and narrative (2006), Approaches to Discourse (1994), and Discourse Markers (1987). She was also the co-editor of Telling Stories (with Anna De Fina and Anastasia Nylund, 2010) and Discourse and Identity (with Anna De Fina and Michael Bamberg, 2006). Deborah sadly passed away in July 2017.
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