In the mid-1960s the humanities and the social sciences witnessed a paradigm shift with the birth of several new but mutually related ‘interdisciplines’, including semiotics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics as well as the study of discourse. This became the ‘linguistic turn’. The articles collected in the volumes of this book are prominent contributions to the latter field of study, traditionally called ‘discourse analysis’, but more appropriately labeled ‘discourse studies’. The collection covers all the major fields of discourse studies, including grammar, stylistics, conversation analysis, narrative analysis, argumentation, psychology of comprehension, ethnography of speaking, and media. With over 80 articles, it brings together classic texts and work from the top scholars in the field to reflect all the significant debates in the field.
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