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Approaches to Discourse Analysis

A groundbreaking collection by leading scholars that spans a broad range of social situations, cultural contexts, and analytic perspectives

The contemporary landscape of discourse analysis — which examines spoken, written, and multimodal communication — is so diverse that, as volume contributor Deborah Tannen observes, "discourse" has become almost synonymous with "language" and, for many scholars, extends well beyond it. The ways in which we communicate grow and change and so do approaches to discourse analysis along with the diversity of topics, analytic contexts, and disciplinary foundations. How do we conceptualize discourse? What are the various approaches to studying it? And how can we put these approaches into dialogue?

Scholars within the field of linguistics and beyond contribute to this volume with discourse analyses in multiple languages, contexts, and modes. These snapshots show the different ways language is used in modern social situations — from email messages between professors and students, to Twitter activism, to political trolling on online news articles, to video-chats between US doctors and patients. Collectively, the chapters highlight the diversity and complexity of the field. Across these varied approaches, what emerges is a common understanding of communication as fundamentally connected to human agency and creativity and as embedded in and constitutive of our social and cultural worlds.

Approaches to Discourse Analysis demonstrates the importance of the diverse perspectives that various approaches to discourse bring to bear on human communication. Linguists and other readers interested in the interplay of language and culture will gain new insight and understanding from this rich compilation.

About the Authors

Cynthia Gordon uses theories and methods of discourse analysis to examine everyday social interactions in family, educational, and online and digital contexts. Author of Making Meanings, Creating Family, she was a 2012—13 fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She is a coeditor of Family Talk and Identity and Ideology in Digital Food Discourse.

Reviews

"In this very readable and engaging book, established discourse analysts and newer scholars discuss a thought-provoking variety of current issues in a stimulating collection edited by distinguished scholar Cynthia Gordon. The impressive range of fascinating topics—which include political trolling, Arabic Twitter, and Blackfeet discourse—as well as the variety of methodologies ensure this collection will appeal to a wide audience in this vibrant research area." — Janet Holmes, emeritus professor, Victoria University of Wellington

"Echoing Deborah Schiffrin's essential primer on discourse analysis, this volume is a fitting tribute to the breadth, creativity, and technical prowess of her oeuvre. Each chapter applies cutting edge theory and remixed methods to domains of interaction both familiar and new." — Scott Kiesling, professor, department of linguistics, University of Pittsburgh

"This collection of fascinating papers—representing a wide range of engaging topics as well as diverse approaches to discourse analysis—is sure to inspire any student or scholar with interests in language and interaction." — Camilla Vásquez, professor of linguistics, University of South Florida

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Other Titles by Deborah Tannen

Remember This

Clark Young, Derek Goldman, with Madeleine Albright, Stuart Eizenstat, Aminatta Forna, Azar Nafisi, Leo J. O'Donovan, Samantha Power, Cynthia P. Schneider, Timothy Snyder, David Strathairn, Deborah Tannen
Nov 2021 - Georgetown University Press
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Discourse 2.0

edited by Deborah Tannen, Anna Marie Trester
Mar 2013 - Georgetown University Press
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Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2001

edited by Deborah Tannen, James E. Alatis
Mar 2003 - Georgetown University Press
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Variable Properties in Language

edited by David W. Lightfoot, Jonathan Havenhill
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Useful Assessment and Evaluation in Language Education

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Dec 2017 - Georgetown University Press
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Diversity and Super-Diversity

edited by Anna De Fina, Didem Ikizoglu, Jeremy Wegner
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The Black Side of the River

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Smoky Mountain Voices

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Words in Space and Time

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Arabic Second Language Learning and Effects of Input, Transfer, and Typology

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