In this bestselling Reader, Jaworski and Coupland have collected in one volume the most important and influential articles on discourse analysis. Designed as a structured sourcebook and divided into clear sections, The Discourse Reader covers the foundations of modern discourse analysis and represents all of its contemporary methods and traditions.
The third edition:
- Has been revised and updated throughout to ensure a selection of up to date and accessible readings
- Includes new readings by Jan Blommaert, Norman Fairclough, James Paul Gee, Barbara Johnstone, Ron Scollon and Don Zimmerman, among others.
- Features papers by leading researchers commissioned especially for the new edition.
The general introduction serves as an essential introduction to the field of discourse analysis, while the section introductions provide a useful overview and further insight into the readings.
The third edition of The Discourse Reader is a key resource for all students of discourse analysis in a wide range of disciplines from linguistics to communication studies, anthropology and psychology.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Perspectives on Discourse Analysis
Part 1: Discourse: Meaning, Function and Context
1 Roman Jakobson
Linguistics and Poetics
2 J. L. Austin
How to Do Things with Words
3 H. P. Grice
Logic and Conversation
4 M. M. Bakhtin
The Problem of Speech Genres
5 Norman Fairclough
Social Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Text Analysis
6 Ron Scollon
Modes and modality: The multimodal shaping of reality in public discourse.
Part 2: Methods and Resources for Analysing Discourse
7 Deborah Cameron, Elizabeth Fraser, Penelope Harvey, Ben Rampton and Kay Richardson
Ethics, Advocacy and Empowerment
8 James Paul Gee
Tools of Inquiry and Discourses
9 Wolfram Bublitz
Cohesion and Coherence
10 Jenny Thomas
Activity Types versus Speech Events
11 David Machin and Theo van Leeuwen
Genre Analysis in Media Discourse
Part 3: Sequence and Structure
12 William Labov
The Transformation of Experience in Narrative
13 Derek Edwards
14 Harvey Sacks
On the Analyzability of Stories by Children
15 Emanuel A. Schegloff and Harvey Sacks
Opening up Closings
16 Geoffrey Raymond and Jack Sidnell
17 Deborah Schiffrin
Oh as a Marker of Information Management
Part 4: Negotiating Social Relationships
18 Bronislaw Malinowski
On Phatic Communion
19 Erving Goffman
20 Penelope Brown and Stephen C. Levinson
Politeness: Some Universals in Language Usage
21 Deborah Tannen and Cynthia Wallat
Interactive Frames and Knowledge Schemas in Interaction: Examples from a Medical Examination/Interview
Part 5: Identity and Subjectivity
22 Deborah Cameron
Performing Gender Identity: Young Men’s Talk and the Construction of Heterosexual Masculinity
23 Don H. Zimmerman
Identity, Context and Interaction
24 Barbara Johnstone
Pittsburghese Shirts: Commodification and Enregisterment of an Urban Dialect
25 Gerlinde Mautner
Signs of the Times: A Discourse Perspective on Public Signage, Urban Space and the Law
Part 6: Power, Ideology and Control
26 Pierre Bourdieu
Language and Symbolic Power
27 Teun A van Dijk
Discourse and the Denial of Racism
28 Ian Hutchby
Power in Discourse: The Case of Arguments on a British Talk Radio Show
29 Hugh Mehan
Oracular Reasoning in a Psychiatric Exam
30 Paul Baker and Tony McEnery
‘FIND THE DOCTORS OF DEATH’: The UK Press and the Issue of Foreign Doctors Working in the NHS, a Corpus-Based Approach
31 Crispin Thurlow
Disciplining Youth: Language Ideologies and New Technologies
32 Jan Blommaert
Orders of Indexicality and Polycentricity
Adam Jaworski is Professor at the University of Hong Kong. He is co-editor of Semiotic Landscapes: Language, Image, Space (2010) and co-author of Tourism Discourse: The Language of Global Mobility (2010).
Nikolas Coupland is Research Professor at the University of Copenhagen and Distinguished Professor of Sociolinguistics at the University of Technology Sydney. He is editor of the Handbook of Language and Globalization (2010) and co-editor of Standard Languages and Language Standards in a Changing Europe (2011) with Tore Kristiansen.
'Jaworski and Coupland’s new edition of The Discourse Reader is an exciting update to what is an essential part of any university offering in Discourse Analysis.The volume combines seminal, landmark works with new, cutting-edge theoretical and empirical pieces. This reader is a must for all of us in the field of Discourse Analysis.'
Professor Diana Boxer, University of Florida, USA
'This work provides a rich reference resource of approaches and methods in discourse studies. The list of contributors is impressive with chapters written by distinguished scholars who have shaped current perspectives and advanced understanding in the field. This book should be seen as the essential reader for students of discourse analysis and as a highly valued reference work for researchers.'
Dr Helen Basturkmen, University of Auckland, New Zealand
'The 3rd Edition of The Discourse Reader continues to be a valuable and comprehensive collection of some of the most crucial writings on discourse theory. Spanning the breadth of modern discourse analysis in an extremely well-written and elegantly structured volume, for both students and practitioners, this book is a must have!'
Dr. Aditi Bhatia, City University of Hong Kong
'The best book on discourse analysis just got better. With this third edition, Jaworski and Coupland bring their classic collection up to date with a wealth of new, cutting-edge chapters, some commissioned especially for this volume, The Discourse Reader remains the most coherent and comprehensive resource for students of discourse analysis on the market today.'
Rodney Jones, City University of Hong Kong