The Handbook of Discourse Analysis

The Handbook of Discourse Analysis

Editor(s): Deborah Schiffrin, Deborah Tannen, Heidi E. Hamilton

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631205951

Online ISBN: 9780470753460

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753460

About this Book

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.


  • Features comprehensive coverage of contemporary discourse analysis.
  • Offers an overview of how different disciplines approach the analysis of discourse.
  • Provides analysis of a wide range of data, including political speeches, everyday conversation, and literary texts.
  • Includes a varied range of theoretical models, such as relevance theory and systemic-functional linguistics; and methodology, including interpretive, statistical, and formal methodsFeatures comprehensive coverage of contemporary discourse analysis.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Discourse Analysis and Linguistics

  2. Part II: The Linking of Theory and Practice in Discourse Analysis

  3. Part III: Discourse: Language, Context, and Interaction - Political, Social, and Institutional Domains

  4. Part III: Discourse: Language, Context, and Interaction - Culture, Community, and Genre

  5. Part IV: Discourse Across Disciplines

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