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The Handbook of Discourse Analysis


The Handbook of Discourse Analysis

Edited by:
DEBORAH SCHIFFRIN (Georgetown University), DEBORAH TANNEN and HEIDI E. HAMILTON (Georgetown University)

Series: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics

Publication Dates

USA: Aug 2001
Rest of World: Aug 2001
Australia: Oct 2001


244 x 172 mm , 6.75 x 9.75 in


872 pages, 39 illustrations.



"The volume is intended as, and succeeds in being, both an authoritative guide to the field and a contribution to current research" Forum for Modern Language Studies, Vol 39, 2003




The Handbook of Discourse Analysis makes significant contributions to current research and serves as a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the central issues in contemporary discourse analysis.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Deborah Schiffrin (Georgetown University), Deborah Tannen (Georgetown University) and Heidi Hamilton (Georgetown University).
Part I: Discourse Analysis and Linguistics.
Part II: The Linking of Theory and Practice in Discourse Analysis.
Part III: Discourse: Language, Context, and Interaction.
Political, Social, and Institutional Domains.
Culture, Community, and Genre.
Part IV: Discourse Across Disciplines.

About the Author


Deborah Schiffrin is Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Major publications include Discourse Markers (1987), Approaches to Discourse (Blackwell 1994), and Language, Text and Interaction (forthcoming).

Deborah Tannen is University Professor and Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Her books include Gender & Discourse (1994), Talking Voices (1989), Conversational Style (1984), The Argument Culture (1999) and You Just Don't Understand (1990). Her newest book is I Only Say This Because I Love You (2001).

Heidi Hamilton is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. She is author of Conversations with an Alzheimer's Patient (1994), and Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (forthcoming), and editor of Language and Communication in Old Age (1999).


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