The Discourse Reader
Edited by Adam Jaworski, Nikolas Coupland
Routledge – 2006 – 576 pages
The Discourse Reader collects in one volume the most important and influential articles on discourse analysis. Designed as a structured sourcebook and divided into clear sections, the book covers the foundations of modern discourse analysis and represents all of its contemporary methods and traditions.
The second edition:
The second edition of The Discourse Reader remains an essential resource for all students of discourse analysis.
‘The Discourse Reader, Second Edition, is now the definitive source of readings on discourse analysis. It is the best balanced and integrated collection available, ranging from papers engaged with close analysis of language details to ones dealing with wider social and political themes.’ - James Paul Gee, University of Wisconsin, USA
'The Discourse Reader provides a unique and visionary collection of readings that define modern discourse studies as a field of diversity, complexity and versatility. It demonstrates the methodological and theoretical pluralism that characterizes the field, thus avoiding the trap of simplification, and it keeps its eyes open to innovative and new work. There is no such thing as a "classic" in discourse analysis, it is always work-in-progress. Precisely this insight makes this collection so valuable.' - Jan Blommaert, Institute of Education, University of London, UK
Introduction: Perspectives on Discourse Analysis. Discourse Analysis Journals. Part 1: Discourse: Meaning, Function and Context. Editors’ Introduction 1. Linguistics and Poetics Roman Jakobson 2. How to Do Things with Words J. L. Austin 3. Logic and Conversation H. P. Grice 4. Sociocultural Knowledge in Conversational Inference John J. Gumperz 5. Talk and Social Structure Emanuel A. Schegloff 6. The Problem of Speech Genres M. M. Bakhtin 7. Myth Roland Barthes Discussion Points for Part 1 Part 2: Methods and Resources for Analysing Discourse Editors’ Introduction 8. Ethics, Advocacy and Empowerment Deborah Cameron, Elizabeth Fraser, Penelope Harvey, Ben Rampton and Kay Richardson 9. Global Capitalism and Critical Language Awareness Norman Fairclough 10. Jefferson’s Transcript Notation J. Maxwell Atkinson and John Heritage 11. Transcription as Theory Elinor Ochs 12. Sound in Perspective Theo van Leeuwen 13. The Semiotic Construction of a Wine Label David Graddol Discussion Points for Part 2 Part 3: Sequence and Structure Editors’ Introduction 14. The Transformation of Experience in Narrative William Labov 15. Narrative Analysis Derek Edwards 16. ‘The Baby Cried. The Mommy Picked It Up’ Harvey Sacks 17. Preference in Conversation: Agreeing and Disagreeing with Assessments Anita Pomerantz 18. Opening up Closings Emanuel A. Schegloff and Harvey Sacks 19. Oh as a Marker of Information Management Deborah Schiffrin Discussion Points for Part 3 Part 4: Negotiating Social Relationships Editors’ Introduction 20. On Phatic Communion Bronislaw Malinowski 21. On Face-Work Erving Goffman 22. Politeness: Some Universals in Language Usage Penelope Brown and Stephen Levinson 23. Women, Men and Politeness: Agreeable and Disagreeable Responses Janet Holmes 24. Interactive Frames and Knowledge Schemas in Interaction: Examples From a Medical Examination/Interview Deborah Tannen and Cynthia Wallat 25. Talk about the Weather: Small Talk, Leisure Talk and the Travel Industry Nikolas Coupland and Virpi Ylänne-McEwen 26. Visual Interaction Gunther Kress and Theo van Leeuven Discussion Points for Part 4 Part 5: Identity and Subjectivity Editors’ Introduction 27. The Whites of their Eyes Stuart Hall 28. Narrative Embodiments: Enclaves of the Self in the Realm of Medicine Katharine Young 29. Performing Gender Identity: Young Men’s Talk and the Construction of Heterosexual Masculinity Deborah Cameron 30. Styling the Worker: Gender and the Commodification of Language in the Globalized Service Economy Deborah Cameron 31. New York Jewish Conversational Style Deborah Tannen Discussion Points for Part 5 Part 6: Power, Ideology and Control Editors’ Introduction 32. Language and Symbolic Power Pierre Bourdieu 33. The Incitement to Discourse Michel Foucault 34. Burning Acts, Injurious Speech Judith Butler 35. Discourse and the Denial of Racism Teun A. van Dijk 36. Power in Discourse: The Case of Arguments on a British Talk Radio Show Ian Hutchby 37. Oracular Reasoning in a Psychiatric Exam Hugh Mehan Discussion Points for Part 6
Adam Jaworski is Professor and Nikolas Coupland is Professor and Director, both at the Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University.