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Title: The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis
Edited By: James Paul Gee
Michael Handford
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415551076/
Series Title: Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics
Description:

This latest release in the Routledge Handbook in Applied Linguistics series,
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 Routledge Handbook of Discourse
Analysis is divided into six sections: Approaches to Discourse Analysis,
Approaches to Spoken Discourse, Genres and Practices, 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 Handbook is vital reading for linguistics students as well as students of
communication and cultural studies, social psychology and anthropology.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415551076
Pages: 694
Prices: U.K. £ 115
U.S. $ 185