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The Handbook of Discourse Analysis

Deborah Schiffrin (Editor), Deborah Tannen (Editor), Heidi E. Hamilton (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-20595-1
872 pages
September 2001, Wiley-Blackwell
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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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Introduction: Deborah Schiffrin (Georgetown University), Deborah Tannen (Georgetown University) and Heidi Hamilton (Georgetown University).

Part I: Discourse Analysis and Linguistics.

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

Part III: Discourse: Language, Context, and Interaction.

Political, Social, and Institutional Domains.

Culture, Community, and Genre.

Part IV: Discourse Across Disciplines.

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Deborah Schiffrin is Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Major publications include Discourse Markers (1987), Approaches to Discourse (Blackwell 1994), and Language, Text and Interaction (forthcoming).

Deborah Tannen is University Professor and Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Her books include Gender & Discourse (1994), Talking Voices (1989), Conversational Style (1984), The Argument Culture (1999) and You Just Don't Understand (1990). Her newest book is I Only Say This Because I Love You (2001).

Heidi Hamilton is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University.She is 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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  • 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 methods.
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"The volume is intended as, and succeeds in being, both an authoritative guide to the field and a contribution to current research" Forum for Modern Language Studies, Vol 39, 2003

"(T)he handbook with be a valuable source of information and inspiration for further research in discourse analysis in the context of modern language studies and in linguistics in general." The Modern Language Journal

"These are success stories that are bound to encourage researchers from various disciplinary backgrounds and national traditions to turn to discourse analysis as a viable methodological and theoretical framework." Social Anthropology

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