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Family Discourse

  1. Cynthia Gordon

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0410

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Gordon, C. 2012. Family Discourse. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


“Family discourse” refers to a diverse area of study that draws on theories and methods of discourse analysis to examine everyday family communication.


  • culture;
  • discourse analysis;
  • language and gender;
  • language and social interaction;
  • identity