1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Approaches to Discourse Analysis

Edited By Eric Friginal, Jack A. Hardy Copyright 2021
    662 Pages 68 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    662 Pages 68 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Approaches to Discourse Analysis highlights the diversity, breadth, and depth of corpus approaches to discourse analysis, compiling new and original research from notable scholars across the globe. Chapters showcase recent developments influenced by the exponential growth in linguistic computing, advances in corpus design and compilation, and the applications of sound quantitative and interpretive techniques in analyzing text and discourse patterns. Key discourse domains covered by 35 empirical chapters include:

    • Research contexts and methodological considerations;

    • Naturally occurring spoken, professional, and academic discourse;

    • Corpus approaches to conversational discourse, media discourse, and professional and academic writing.

    The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Approaches to Discourse Analysis is key reading for both experienced and novice researchers working at the intersection of corpus linguistics and discourse analysis, as well as anyone undertaking study in these areas, as well as anyone interested in related fields and adjacent research approaches.

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    1 Corpus approaches to discourse analysis: Introduction and section overviews

    Eric Friginal and Jack A. Hardy

    2 Spoken workplace discourse

    Bernadette Vine

    3 AAC users’ discourse in the workplace

    Julie Bouchard, Laura Di Ferrante, Nabiha El Khatib, and Lucy Pickering

    4 Pilot– ATC aviation discourse

    Eric Friginal, Jennifer Roberts, Rachelle Udell, and Andrew Schneider

    5 Patient– provider healthcare discourse

    Shelley Staples

    6 Spoken classroom discourse

    Joseph J. Lee

    7 Multimodal discourse analysis

    Yaoyao Chen, Svenja Adolphs, and Dawn Knight

    8 Political media discourses

    Alan Partington and Alison Duguid

    9 Discourse of Congressional hearings

    Jessica Lian

    10 Discourse of American broadcast news

    Marcia Veirano Pinto

    11 Film discourse

    Raffaele Zago

    12 Movie discourse: Marvel and DC Studios compared

    Pierfranca Forchini

    13 Corpora and diachronic analysis of English

    James M. Stratton

    14 Elementary learners’ writing

    Brock Wojtalewicz and Randi Reppen

    15 Undergraduate writing

    Jack A. Hardy

    16 L2 discourse functions of the Spanish subjunctive

    Joseph Collentine and Yuly Asención- Delaney

    17 Morphological complexity of L2 discourse

    Rurik Tywoniw and Scott Crossley

    18 Discourse of academia from a multidimensional perspective

    Tony Berber Sardinha

    19 Business discourse

    Gerlinde Mautner

    20 Spanish and English psychology Methods sections

    William Michael Lake and Viviana Cortes

    21 Brazilian Portuguese literary style

    Carlos Kauffmann and Tony Berber Sardinha

    22 Engineering discourse

    Maggie Leung


    23 Digital media and business communication

    Ursula Lutzky

    24 Discourse of financial valuations and forecasts

    Catherine A. Smith

    25 Discourse of advertising

    Sylvia Jaworska

    26 Discourse of seventeenth-century English banking

    Helen Baker, Tony McEnery, and Vaclav Brezina

    27 Analyzing legal discourse in the United States

    Clark D. Cunningham and Jesse Egbert

    28 Critical discourse analysis for language policy and planning

    Emily A.E. Williams

    29 Historical legal discourse: British law reports

    Paula Rodríguez-Puente

    30 Dueling discourses: Crime and public health in news coverage of suicide

    Audrey Roberson

    31 Representation of people with schizophrenia in the British press

    James Balfour

    32 Discourse analysis of LGBT identities

    Mark Wilkinson

    33 Doha in the Saudi media: Comparisons before and after the blockade

    Magdi A. Kandil

    34 Humorous and ironic discourse Stephen Skalicky

    35 The un- Indianization of urban India(n English)?

    Chandrika Balasubramanian


    Eric Friginal is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL and Director of International Programs at the College of Arts and Sciences, Georgia State University (GSU), USA. He specializes in applied corpus linguistics, language policy and planning, technology and language teaching, sociolinguistics, crosscultural communication, discipline- specifi c writing, and the analysis of spoken professional discourse. His recent publications include Corpus Linguistics for English Teachers: New Tools, Online Resources, and Classroom Activities (Routledge, 2018); English in Global Aviation: Context, Research, and Pedagogy (with Elizabeth Mathews and Jennifer Roberts, 2019); and Advances in Corpus-based Research on Academic Writing: Effects of Discipline, Register, and Writer E|xpertise (co-edited with Ute Römer and Viviana Cortes, 2020). He is the founding co-editor-in-chief of Applied Corpus Linguistics (ACORP) Journal (with Paul Thompson).

    Jack A. Hardy is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Oxford College of Emory University, USA. There, he teaches linguistics and introductory statistics to first- and second-year undergraduate liberal arts students. His research interests include corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, academic writing, and faculty development. His publications include Corpus-based Sociolinguistics (Routledge, with Eric Friginal, 2014) and articles in the Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Across the Disciplines, and Corpora.