The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis covers the major approaches to Discourse Analysis from Critical Discourse Analysis to Multimodal Discourse Analysis and their applications in key educational and institutional settings. The handbook is divided into six sections: Approaches to Discourse Analysis, Register and Genre, Developments in Spoken Discourse, Educational Applications, Institutional Applications and Identity, Culture and Discourse.

The chapters are written by a wide range of contributors from around the world, each a leading researcher in their respective field. All chapters have been closely edited by James Paul Gee and Michael Handford. With a focus on the application of Discourse Analysis to real-life problems, the contributors introduce the reader to a topic, and analyse authentic data.

The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis is vital reading for linguistics students as well as students of communication and cultural studies, social psychology and anthropology.

chapter |6 pages


ByJames Paul Gee, Michael Handford

part |72 pages

Approaches to discourse analysis

chapter |12 pages

Critical discourse analysis

ByNorman Fairclough

chapter |14 pages

Systemic functional linguistics

ByMary J. Schleppegrell

chapter |16 pages

Multimodal discourse analysis

ByGunther Kress

chapter |15 pages

Narrative analysis

ByJoanna Thornborrow

chapter |13 pages

Mediated discourse analysis

BySuzie Wong Scollon, Ingrid de Saint-Georges

chapter |11 pages

Multimedia and discourse analysis

ByJay L. Lemke

chapter |14 pages

Gender and discourse analysis

ByJennifer Coates

chapter |16 pages

Discursive psychology and discourse analysis

ByJonathan Potter

chapter |15 pages

Conversation analysis

BySteven E. Clayman, Virginia Teas Gill

chapter |12 pages

Interactional sociolinguistics and discourse analysis

ByJürgen Jaspers

chapter |13 pages

Discourse-oriented ethnography

ByGraham Smart

chapter |14 pages

Discourse analysis and linguistic anthropology

ByJustin B. Richland

chapter |15 pages

Corpus-based discourse analysis

ByLynne Flowerdew

part |80 pages

Register and genre

chapter |18 pages

Register and discourse analysis

ByDouglas Biber

chapter |17 pages

Genre in the Sydney school

ByDavid Rose

chapter |13 pages

Genre as social action

ByCharles Bazerman

chapter |13 pages

Professional written genres

ByVijay Bhatia

chapter |17 pages

Spoken professional genres

ByAlmut Koester, Michael Handford

part |100 pages

Developments in spoken discourse

chapter |14 pages

Prosody in discourse

ByWinnie Cheng, Phoenix Lam

chapter |16 pages

Lexis in spoken discourse

ByPaula Buttery, Michael McCarthy

chapter |14 pages

Emergent grammar

ByPaul J. Hopper

chapter |11 pages

Creativity in speech

BySarah Atkins, Ronald Carter

chapter |16 pages

Spoken narrative

ByMary M. Juzwik

chapter |14 pages

Metaphor in spoken discourse

ByLynne Cameron

chapter |13 pages

From thoughts to sounds

ByWallace Chafe

part |56 pages

Educational applications

chapter |12 pages

Discourse and “the New Literacy Studies”

ByJames Paul Gee

chapter |13 pages

Ethnography and classroom discourse

ByAmy B. M. Tsui

chapter |16 pages

Education and bilingualism

ByKaren Thompson, Kenji Hakuta

part |98 pages

Institutional applications

chapter |14 pages

Advertising and discourse analysis

ByElsa Simões Lucas Freitas

chapter |14 pages

Media and discourse analysis

ByAnne O’Keeffe

chapter |15 pages

Asian business discourse(s)

ByHiromasa Tanaka, Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini

chapter |12 pages

Discourse and healthcare

ByKevin Harvey, Svenja Adolphs

chapter |12 pages

Discourses in the language of the law

ByEdward Finegan

chapter |15 pages

Ethnicity and humour in the workplace

ByJanet Holmes, Julia de Bres

chapter |14 pages

Discourse, gender and professional communication

ByLouise Mullany

part |147 pages

Identity, culture and discourse

chapter |16 pages

Politics as usual

Investigating political discourse in action
ByRuth Wodak

chapter |17 pages

Discourse geography

ByYueguo Gu

chapter |14 pages

Queer linguistics, sexuality, and discourse analysis

ByWilliam L. Leap

chapter |15 pages

Intercultural communication

ByHelen Spencer-Oatey, Hale Işık-Güler, Stefanie Stadler

chapter |17 pages

Discourse and knowledge

ByTeun A. van Dijk

chapter |12 pages

Narrative, cognition, and rationality

ByDavid R. Olson

chapter |12 pages

Discourse and power

ByAdrian Blackledge

chapter |14 pages

Literary discourse

ByPeter K. W. Tan

chapter |16 pages

World Englishes and/or English as a lingua franca

ByAndy Kirkpatrick, James McLellan