Handbook of Discourse Analysis
Edited by Deborah Schiffrin, Deborah Tannen, and Heidi Hamilton
Basil Blackwell, 2001
Designed for scholars and students interested in current research in the field of discourse analysis, this collection provides a foundational paradigm that is broad enough to support a variety of approaches, methods and even definitions regarding the study of discourse.
The volume begins with an overview of discourse analysis then moves through an examination of theoretical and methodological issues in the field. The collection also presents a wide range of empirical studies in discourse as social and linguistic practice. Since many of the articles are interdisciplinary, the book concludes with an exploration of how different disciplines have addressed the analysis of discourse.
The Handbook of Discourse Analysis serves as a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the central issues in contemporary discourse analysis.