The Discourse Reader collects in one volume the most important and influential articles on discourse analysis. Designed as a structured sourcebook and divided into clear sections, this 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 from the editors serves as a helpful 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 an essential resource for all students of discourse analysis in a wide range of disciplines from linguistics to communication studies, anthropology and psychology.