The Handbook of Discourse Analysis

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Deborah Schiffrin, Deborah Tannen, Heidi E. Hamilton
Wiley, Jun 27, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 872 pages
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The Handbook of Discourse Analysis makes significant contributions to current research and serves as a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the central issues in contemporary discourse analysis.

  • Features comprehensive coverage of contemporary discourse analysis.
  • Offers an overview of how different disciplines approach the analysis of discourse.
  • Provides analysis of a wide range of data, including political speeches, everyday conversation, and literary texts.
  • Includes a varied range of theoretical models, such as relevance theory and systemic-functional linguistics; and methodology, including interpretive, statistical, and formal methodsFeatures comprehensive coverage of contemporary discourse analysis.

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Deborah Schiffrin is Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Her major publications include Discourse Markers (1987), Approaches to Discourse (Blackwell 1994), and Language, Text and Interaction (forthcoming).

Deborah Tannen is a University Professor and Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Her books include Talking Voices (1989), Conversational Style (1984), You Just Don't Understand (1990), Gender and Discourse (1994), The Argument Culture (1999), and, most recently, I Only Say This Because I Love You (2001).Heidi E. Hamilton is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. She is the author of Conversations with an Alzheimer’s Patient (1994), and Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (forthcoming), and editor of Language and Communication in Old Age (1999).

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