This introductory textbook presents a variety
of approaches and perspectives that can be
employed to analyze any sample of discourse.
The perspectives come from multiple
disciplines, including linguistics,
sociolinguistics, and linguistic anthropology,
all of which shed light on meaning and the
interactional construction of meaning through
language use. Students without prior experience
in discourse analysis will appreciate and
understand the micro-macro relationship of
language use in everyday contexts, in
professional and academic settings, in
languages other than English, and in a wide
variety of media outlets.