1st Edition

Discourse Analysis of Language, Literacy, Culture, and Teaching Concepts, Theories, and Methods in Action

By Denise Ives Copyright 2024
    238 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    238 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    An essential text on discourse theory and analytic methods, this book demonstrates the possibilities of using discourse analysis to better understand language, literacy, culture, and teaching. Each chapter provides coherent, extended examples of individuals engaged in the process of doing discourse analysis. The narrative approach highlights the individual experiences of the discourse analysts and provides a unique, inside-the-mind view of the process and choices along the way. Across the book, stories describe processes involved in analyses, including identifying aims, formulating questions, selecting discourse, transcribing oral and multimodal discourse, translating discourse, chunking discourse, choosing and applying discourse and other theory, generating and supporting claims, and communicating findings. Chapters also feature sidebars with key theories and methods, recommended readings, and additional resources. This book is ideal for courses on discourse analysis, qualitative research, or language, literacy, culture, and teaching. Readers are invited to imagine the possibilities for using discourse analysis to answer their own questions.

    Contributor Biographies




    Chapter 1

    Finding a Way In to Discourse Analysis: An Introduction

    Denise Ives

    Chapter 2

    Reading Power in Narratives about Girls through Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis

    Cara Crandall and Denise Ives

    Chapter 3

    Analyzing Discursive Performances of Nonlocal Fanship

    Blaine Huber and Denise Ives

    Chapter 4

    Investigating a Former Teacher’s Perceptions of the Problems in Education

    Danielle DuShane and Denise Ives

    Chapter 5

    Investigating Discourses of Elementary Mathematics Instruction

    Denise Ives and Haijing Jing

    Chapter 6

    Researching Multilingual Learners’ Situated Use of Language in After-School Contexts

    Hengyi Liu and Denise Ives

    Chapter 7

    Using Narrative Theory to Design Compelling Brand Stories

    Denise Ives and Kyungin Ryu

    Chapter 8

    Exploring the Ideological Becoming of Secondary Teachers During Critical, Dialogic Professional Development

    Denise Ives and Maria McSorley

    Chapter 9

    Researching the Development of Critical Literacies in an Elementary Chinese-English Dual Language Program

    Marsha Jing-Ji Liaw and Denise Ives

    Chapter 10

    Critical Discourse Analysis and Cultural Representations in a College Arabic Classroom

    Shaimaa Moustafa and Denise Ives

    Chapter 11

    Analyzing Discourse in Cultural Texts as a Teacher and Researcher

    Denise Ives and Wenyan Yang

    Chapter 12

    Investigating Composing Practices of an Emergent Bilingual During Emergency Remote Schooling

    Ysaaca Axelrod and Denise Ives

    Chapter 13


    Denise Ives



    Denise Ives is Associate Professor of Literacy, a discourse analyst, and a teacher educator at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.