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The Routledge handbook of discourse analysis / ed. James Paul Gee and Michael Handford

Secondary Author Gee, James Paul
Handford, Michael, 1969-
Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Routledge, 2012 Description XXVI, 681 p. : il. ; 26 cm Series Routledge handbooks in applied linguistics ISBN 978-0-415-55107-6 CDU 801:316.7 316.7:801 801.73
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The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis covers the major approaches to Discourse Analysis from Critical Discourse Analysis to Multimodal Discourse Analysis and their applications in key educational and institutional settings. The handbook is divided into six sections: Approaches to Discourse Analysis, Register and Genre, Developments in Spoken Discourse, Educational Applications, Institutional Applications and Identity, Culture and Discourse.

The chapters are written by a wide range of contributors from around the world, each a leading researcher in their respective field. All chapters have been closely edited by James Paul Gee and Michael Handford. With a focus on the application of Discourse Analysis to real-life problems, the contributors introduce the reader to a topic, and analyse authentic data.

The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis is vital reading for linguistics students as well as students of communication and cultural studies, social psychology and anthropology.

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A laudable gathering of essays on discourse analysis, this collection pursues topics ranging from pure linguistic analysis of textual information to the pragmatics of meaning making through multi-modal channels--with special emphasis on the varied modes and media in today's meaning making and information transaction. The collection's most valuable contribution is in the area of multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to discourse analysis and its presentation. Although language deployment in oral and written discourse is crucial for all disciplines and societies, other modes and media play important roles in the present high-tech environment. The essays in part 1 provide a theoretical framework; they offer in-depth discussion of the different approaches to discourse analysis. The essays in the remaining five parts address subjects ranging from register to educational and institutional applications and the inevitable culture and identity. This arrangement reflects the editors' acute attention to the collection's discourse style and offers readers a convenient guide to research topics and areas of specific interest. A handy, thorough resource for the experienced reader. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. K. Liu CUNY

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James Paul Gee is the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University. He is the author of many titles including An Introduction to Discourse Analysis (1999, Third Edition 2011); How to do Discourse Analysis (2011) and Language and Learning in the Digital Age (2011), all published by Routledge.

Michael Handford is Associate Professor in English Language at the University of Tokyo. He is the author of 'The Language of Business Meetings' (2010).

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