The Discourse Studies Reader

Main currents in theory and analysis

ORCID logoJohannes Angermuller | University of Warwick / École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris
Dominique Maingueneau | University of Paris-Sorbonne
ORCID logoRuth Wodak | Lancaster University
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Discourse Studies is an interdisciplinary field studying the social production of meaning across the entire spectrum of the social sciences and humanities. The Discourse Studies Reader brings together 40 key readings from discourse researchers in Europe and North America, some of which are now translated into English for the first time. Divided into seven sections – ‘Theoretical Inspirations: Structuralism versus Pragmatics’, ‘From Structuralism to Poststructuralism’, ‘Enunciative Pragmatics’, ‘Interactionism’, ‘Sociopragmatics’, ‘Historical Knowledge’ and ‘Critical Approaches’ – The Discourse Studies Reader offers a comprehensive overview of the main currents in discourse studies, both discourse theory and discourse analysis. With short introductions elaborating the broader context, the sections present key selections from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds by placing them into their respective epistemological traditions. The Discourse Studies Reader is an indispensable textbook for students and scholars alike who are interested in discourse theoretical questions and working with discourse analytical methods.
[Not in series, 184] 2014.  ix, 417 pp.
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“Year after year, I had huge difficulties in guiding students through the diversity of theories and traditions in discourse studies. Now I have found the book we all need, and not only our students. For the first time in my life I read a book with such an inspiring selection of classic articles. I am really impressed. And thanks to the editors, all ‘text’ is presented in ‘co-text’, with seven insightful overviews of the sections and forty introductory notes to the articles. If I could start my study again…”
“This Discourse Studies Reader provides a unique collection of theoretical readings from various strands of discourse research in Europe and North America, from various disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities (linguistics, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, history), and from various schools of structuralist and poststructuralist thought. Under the rubrics: enunciative pragmatics, interactionism, sociopragmatics and critical approaches to the study of discourse, it is the first collection of readings to represent discourse research as a transdisciplinary and transnational field of research, that includes, besides the usual canon of Anglo-Saxon research, such well-known French scholars as Benveniste, Pêcheux, Ducrot, and Maingueneau, and such German and Austrian scholars as Habermas, Ehlich, Luckmann, and Wodak. Discourse analysis cannot be separated from ethical or societal concerns. One of the most valuable characteristics of this Reader is its interest in the discursive dimensions of power and injustice, and in social and cultural change.”
“The editors of this reader are to be congratulated for assembling in one place the most comprehensive and influential collection of papers in the field of discourse studies. Linked together by a compelling transdisciplinary view of discourse, the volume traces the main theoretical and methodological currents in the field since the 1960s, including an impressive array of authors and a fascinating range of viewpoints. This is a rich contribution to the intellectual history of discourse studies and an invaluable sourcebook for anyone interested in the study of language.”
“The volume is an ideal reading for graduate students and early career researchers who are looking forward to broadening their theoretical understandings of DS.”
“Der vorliegende Reader stellt eine gewichtige und in vielerlei Hinsicht sehr instruktive Sammlung von Texten aus dem heterogenen Forschungsfeld der Diskursforschung dar. Für Leserinnen und Leser, die das Feld noch nicht kennen, bietet er gebündelt eine ganze Reihe grundlegender Texte, die durch die narrative Struktur des Buchs und die begleitenden Texte der HerausgeberInnen auch gleich entsprechend vorsortiert und interpretativ gerahmt sind.”
“The reader is a key contribution to the field of Discourse Studies. Not only does The Discourse Studies Reader include key readings, it also frames them and the areas they belong to. By thus facilitating the construction of a story about this field, and by stressing the interdisciplinary nature of Discourse Studies, presenting writings from a variety of disciplines side by side, the reader is an excellent source for all those interested in discourse.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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