The second edition of The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Processes provides a state-of-the-art overview of the field of discourse processes, highlighting the subject’s interdisciplinary foundations and bringing together established and emergent scholars to provide a dynamic roadmap of the evolution of the field.
This new edition reflects several of the enormous changes in the world since the publication of the first edition—changes in modes of communication and an increased urgency to understand how people comprehend and trust information. The contents of this volume attempt to address fundamental questions about what we should now be thinking about reading, listening, talking, and writing. The chapters collected here represent a wide range of empirical methods currently available: lab or field experiments, with a range of measures, from quantitative to qualitative; observational studies, including classrooms or organizational communication; corpus analyses; conversation analysis; computational modeling; and linguistic analyses. The chapters also draw attention to the explosion of contextually rich and computationally intensive data analysis tools which have changed the research landscape, along with more contemporary measures of people’s discourse use, from eye-tracking to video analysis tools to brain scans. The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Processes, Second edition is the ideal resource for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in a variety of disciplines, including discourse analysis, conversation analysis, cognitive psychology, and cognitive science.
Table of Contents
- Introduction: Discourse processes evolving
- Reading comprehension theories: A view from the top down
- Theories and approaches to the study of conversation and interactive discourse
- Studying discourse processes in institutional contexts
Michael F. Schober, David N. Rapp & M. Anne Britt
Part I. Overviews
Panayiota Kendeou & Edward J. O’Brien
William S. Horton
Adrian Bangerter & Joep Cornellisen
Part II. Research Methods for Studying Discourse Processes: State of the Art and Challenges
- Research Methods: Conversation analysis
- Research Methods: The study of language processing in human conversation Sarah Brown-Schmidt
- Research Methods: Big data approaches to study discourse processes
- Research Methods: Online measures of text processing
- Research Methods: Neuroscientific methods to study discourse processes
- The role of sourcing in discourse comprehension
- Discourse updating: Acquiring and revising knowledge through discourse
- Discourse processing in technology-mediated environments
- Discourse and expertise: The challenge of mutual understanding between experts and laypeople
- Discourse processing and development through the adult lifespan
- The cognitive neuroscience of discourse: Covered ground and new directions
- Beliefs and Discourse Processing
- Classroom Discourse: What do we need to know for research and for practice?
- The Modern Reader: Should changes to how we read affect research and theory?
- Toward an integrated perspective of writing as a discourse process
Michael Jones & Melody Dye
Johanna K. Kaakinen
Christopher A. Kurby
Part III. Topical Reviews
Ivar Bråten, Marc Stadtler, & Ladislao Salmerón
Tobias Richter & Murray Singer
Rainer Bromme & Regina Jucks
Elizabeth A. Stine-Morrow & Gabriel A. Radvansky
Jeffrey Zacks, Raymond A. Mar, & Navona Calarco
Michael B. Wolfe & Thomas D. Griffin
Catherine O’Connor & Catherine Snow
Joseph P. Magliano, Matthew T. McCrudden, Jean-Francois Rouet, & John Sabatini
Danielle S. McNamara and Laura K. Allen
Afterword: World-Wide Changes in Discourse and the Changing Field of Discourse Processes
Arthur C. Graesser, Morton Ann Gernsbacher & Susan R. Goldman
Michael F. Schober is Professor of Psychology and Vice Provost for Research at The New School, USA. He served as Editor of Discourse Processes from 2005–15.
David N. Rapp is Professor in the Department of Psychology, School of Education and Social Policy, and a Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University, USA. He is Editor of Discourse Processes.
M. Anne Britt is Distinguished Teaching and Research Professor of Psychology at Northern Illinois University, USA. She recently was Co-PI on the IES-funded Project READI, which focused on evidence-based argumentation for disciplinary learning.
"This book provides an impressive overview of important topics in discourse processing and comprehension, such as cognitive models of reading and conversation; of reading development and writing; and of research methods, from commonly used methods to relatively new methods such as neuroimaging and big data. Importantly, several chapters are co-authored by prominent authors who haven’t previously worked together, which adds significant depth to the handbook."
Paul van den Broek, Leiden University, The Netherlands