Editor's Note: This is a new edition of a previously announced book.
Discourse analysis considers how language, both spoken and written, enacts social and cultural perspectives and identities. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, 'An Introduction to Discourse Analysis' examines the field and presents James Paul Gee’s unique integrated approach which incorporates both a theory of language-in-use and a method of research. The book can be used as a stand-alone textbook or ideally used in conjunction with the practical companion title 'How to do Discourse Analysis: A Toolkit'. Together they provide the complete resource for students studying discourse analysis.