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Featured Book: An Introducton to Discourse Analysis, 3e

We are pleased to announce the new edition of James Paul Gee's bestseller, An Introduction to Discourse Analysis. The third edition of this classic text has been full revised with substantial new material. Gee's new book How to do Discourse Analysis is a fantastic new companion text meant for those interesting in learning discourse analysis by doing it.

Praise for An Introduction to Discourse Analysis, Third Edition:

'This useful book provides an extensive set of tools for systematically analyzing language use. The book reflects Gee’s broad and deep grasp of relevant fields, drawing on insights not only about the social life of language but also about social theories of late capitalism, contemporary accounts of culture and sociocentric approaches to the mind. Earlier editions have proven their usefulness to both beginning and advanced students, and this new edition contains the useful original material together with nice additions like more extensive sample analyses and a primer on analyzing multimodal texts.' Stanton Wortham, University of Pennsylvania, USA

'Since it was first published in 1999, Gee’s Introduction to Discourse Analysis has become a classic in the field. Written in a refreshing and high accessible style and full of interesting, contemporary examples, this book is useful not just for beginners seeking to understand the personal, practical and political implications of how we use language to communicate, but also for seasoned scholars seeking new ideas and inspiration. This new edition is substantially revised and reorganized, making it even more user-friendly, and includes a wealth of new, up-to-date examples and theoretical material, including material on images and multimodal texts.' Rodney Jones, City University of Hong Kong

'Wonderful entrance point, engaging, well-grounded in the literature, and full of analytical insights, this book offers helpful, interesting, and practical examples across different aspects of discourse analysis. Gee’s accessible and engaging writing style and his openness to difference encourages scholars to begin or continue exploring the ways in which discourses operate as practices and activities in the world. This book stimulates various analytical, theoretical, and conceptual conversations among students, researchers, and practitioners.' Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, University of Florida, USA
 

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