What is discourse and how has the new interdisciplinary field of discourse studies developed? What are the linguistic and other structures of discourse at various levels of analysis? How do people - and their minds - go about producing and remembering text or talk? How are these mental processes interactionally shaped? Covering a great variety of genres, both written and spoken, Discourse as Structure and Process explains how discourse is organized, how discursive form and meaning are related and what the functions are of style and rhetoric in the communicative context.