Discourse analysis is a wide ranging area of study that examines the features of language beyond the limits of a sentence — including vocal, written and sign language, along with any significant semiotic events. It has been employed from a number of interdisciplinary perspectives in an attempt to reveal a person’s socio-psychological characteristics through the practical analysis of naturally-occurring language rather than artificially created examples.
Routledge Library Editions: Discourse Analysis brings together an extensive collection of scholarship that reflects the broad scope of the subject area, examining the relationship of discourse to a number of closely related fields including stylistics, pragmatics, speech, conversation, context, anaphora, grammar and psychology. This set, published between 1979 and 1993, provides a thorough grounding in this key discipline for students of linguistics and psychology, and social sciences in general.
Table of Contents
1. Discourse Analytic Research: Repertoires and Readings of Texts in Action Erica Burman and Ian Parker 2. Styles of Discourse Nikolas Coupland 3. Situations and Speech Acts: Towards a Formal Semantics of Discourse David A. Evans 4. Discourse Pragmatics and the Verb: The Evidence from Romance Suzanne Fleischman and Linda R. Waugh 5. Acquiring Conversational Competence Elinor Ochs and Bambi B. Schieffelin 6. Common Discourse Particles in English Conversation Lawrence C. Schourup 7. Language, Text and Context: Essays in Stylistics Michael Toolan 8. A Formal Approach to Discourse Anaphora Bonnie Lynn Webber 9. Focus, Coherence and Emphasis Paul Werth