New collective volume out, “Case studies in discourse analysis”, edited by M. Danesi and S. Greco

Dear all,

Now that the summer is coming, and since this usually means having a little more time to do some reading, we are happy to share a recent publication with you.

Case Studies in Discourse Analysis is a collective volume edited by Marcel Danesi ( University of Toronto) and Sara Greco (Università della Svizzera Italiana), and gathers a number of contributions that we thought would be of interest to you. See info below.

With our best wishes for a great summer,

Your ACDC convenors

LSPr 29: Case Studies in Discourse Analysis

Case Studies in Discourse Analysis
Marcel Danesi & Sara Greco (eds.)

Discourse permeates human life, manifesting itself in all kinds of speech acts, from conversations to clinical dialogues between a patient and practitioner. While discourse has been studied within specific disciplines, including linguistics, anthropology, and psychology, over the last few decades an autonomous approach, known as Discourse Analysis, has emerged to develop its own theoretical and research agendas aimed at penetrating the nature and role of discourse in human life. This collection of case studies in discourse aims to examine these agendas in specific situations, and thus to contribute to the growing significance of this exciting field of inquiry. It thus presents a composite picture of what discourse analysis is and what it allows us to do in the area of speech analysis. The chapters deal with the kinds of discourses that characterize medical communication, media and public discourse, conflict resolution and reconciliation, juridical communication, gastronomical language, text messaging, education, and others. Written by active researchers in the fields of discourse analysis proper and its correlative field of argumentation theory, both the expert and the neophyte will be able to glean from the various chapters how this new discipline is evolving and what it can achieve in shedding light on the complexities of human interaction.

Table of Contents


  • Marcel Danesi
    Discourse, Dialogue, and Conversation: A Schematic Overview
  • Eddo Rigotti and Rudi Palmieri
    Solomon’s Wise Judgment: A Case Study of Argumentation in Context
  • Elizabeth Bolton
    The Nature of the Personal Response to Literature: A Side-by-Side Comparison of Undergraduate Students’ Written Responses to Traditional Literature and Short Realistic Fiction
  • Frank Nuessel
    Clinical Discourse Analysis and Alzheimer’s Disease: Overview and Recommendations
  • Mariana Bockarova
    Understanding Work Group Stress in the Workplace: A Discourse Analytic Approach
  • Emma Cooper
    Designing an Interview Protocol Focusing on Teachers’ Experiences Using Semiotic Theory in the Elementary Classroom: An Instrumental Case Study
  • Laura Di Chiaro
    Discourse Analysis of a Sex Education Controversy: A Modern Perspective
  • Heba Elsherief
    Can Safie Speak? On Reading the “Runaway Muslim Woman” Topos
  • Brigid Kelso
    “I’ve Got Enough on My Plate. I Don’t Need the Stress, Thanks:” Power Negotiation in a Faculty-Student Email Exchange
  • Ahmad Khanlari
    The Discourse of “Love” in Persian and English Literature: A Comparison of Hafez’s Lyrics and Shakespeare’s Sonnets
  • Susan Zahradnik
    Txtese: Gr8 or not 2 Gr8? Up 2 U 2 Decide
  • Nakia Lee-Foon
    It’s Not What You Say But How You Say It, It’s Not What You Say But What You Don’t: Exploring Parent-Youth Sexual Health Discourse
  • Nicole Najda
    Aphasic to Aphasic Interaction
  • Maria Xenitidou and Ifigeneia Kokkali
    The Regularities of Migration? Thematic and Discursive Interplay in the Talk of Greeks and Albanians in Greece
  • Nanon H. M. Labrie
    Patients’ Arguments for Adherence: A Thematic Discourse Analysis of Open-Ended Survey Responses
  • Johanna Miecznikowski
    “An Experience That Apparently Differs a Lot from Mine”. Evidentials in Discourse: The Case of Gastronomic Discussions
  • Steve Oswald and Thierry Herman
    Argumentation, Conspiracy and the Moon: A Rhetorical-Pragmatic Analysis
  • Kyoko Murakami
    Discursively Managing Sensitivity: A Case of Anglo-Japanese Reconciliation over the Second World War
  • Sara Greco
    Framing and Reframing in Dispute Mediation: An Argumentative Perspective
  • Stacy Costa
    The Discourse of Gamification of the Curriculum in the 21st Century and Its Relation to Assessment and Student Outcomes
  • Sara Cigada
    Analyzing Emotions in French Discourse: (Manipulative?) Shortcuts
  • Sara Rubinelli and Julia Amann
    Critical Health Literacy through the Lens of Argumentation Theory

ISBN 9783862887095 (Hardbound). LINCOM Studies in Pragmatics 29. 428pp. 2016.

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