Domains of Discourse

Series Editor:
  • Michael McCarthy
    Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK

The Routledge Domains of Discourse series features cutting edge research on specific areas and contexts of spoken language, bringing together the framework and tools for analysis of a discourse.

As our understanding of spoken communication develops, corpus linguistics promises to provide the unifying link between previously compartmentalized areas of spoken language such as media discourse and language pedagogy.

Designed to present research in a clear and accessible form for students and researchers or practitioners, each title in the series is developed around three strands:

  • Content each title focuses on the subject matter of a particular discourse, e.g. media or business
  • Corpus each title is based on a collection of relevant spoken texts in its domain of discourse
  • Methodology each title engages with a number of approaches in language and discourse analysis
  • Investigating Intimate Discourse: Exploring the spoken interaction of families, couples and friends book cover

    Investigating Intimate Discourse

    Exploring the spoken interaction of families, couples and friends, 1st Edition

    By Brian Clancy

    Intimate discourse – that between couples, family and close friends in private, non-professional settings – lies at the heart of our everyday linguistic experience. It creates and sustains our closest relationships. Using an innovative blend of the community of practice model with a corpus…

    Paperback – 2015-10-22
    Domains of Discourse

  • Investigating Workplace Discourse book cover

    Investigating Workplace Discourse

    1st Edition

    By Almut Koester

    Exploring the characteristics of different types of workplace conversations, including decision-making, training, briefing or making arrangements, this enthralling account pays particular attention to interactions with a more social focus, such as small talk or office gossip. Presenting a range of…

    Paperback – 2013-07-11
    Domains of Discourse

  • Investigating Media Discourse book cover

    Investigating Media Discourse

    1st Edition


    Investigating Media Discourse explores spoken interactions in the media, drawing on contemporary sources from the English speaking world including chat shows, radio phone-ins and political interviews with leaders such as Tony Blair and George W.Bush. The main theoretical framework used in this work…

    Paperback – 2006-05-23
    Domains of Discourse

  • Investigating Classroom Discourse book cover

    Investigating Classroom Discourse

    1st Edition

    By Steve Walsh

    Introducing language use and interaction as the basis of good teaching and learning, this invaluable book equips teachers and researchers with the tools to analyze classroom discourse and move towards more effective instruction. Presenting an overview of existing approaches to describing and…

    Paperback – 2006-03-02
    Domains of Discourse