Discourse Studies (2nd ed.)

A Multidisciplinary Introduction


"A landmark in the oeuvre of one of the founding fathers of discourse analysis. Van Dijk has managed to edit a volume of lasting significance, and some of the chapters in this book belong to the most widely read in the field. In its totality, Discourse Studies offers us a 360 degree tour of the field... Nothing in this volume is dated, everything remains mandatory reading for every student and advanced practicioner."
- Jan Blommaert, Tilburg University

"This very welcome updated second edition will allow Teun van Dijk's very popular Discourse Studies to consolidate its already strong and central position in the area. Featuring chapters written by so many of the leading scholars it will continue to be a stimulating and wide-ranging introduction to the discipline of discourse studies for new generations of students."
- Malcolm Coulthard, University of Birmingham

This book is the largest, most complete, most diverse and only multidisciplinary introduction to the field.

A combined Second Edition of two seminal texts in the field (the 1997 titles Discourse as Social Interaction and Discourse as Structure and Process) this essential handbook:
  • Is fully updated from start to finish to cover contemporary debates and research literature.
  • Covers everything from grammar, narrative, argumentation, cognition and pragmatics to social, political and critical approaches.
  • Adds two new chapters on ideology and identity.
  • Puts the student at the centre, offering brand new features such as worked examples, sample analyses and recommended further reading.

Written and edited by world-class scholars in their fields, it is the essential, one-stop companion for any student of discourse analysis and discourse studies.

  • SAGE Publications; March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446209943
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Discourse Studies
  • Author: Teun A. van Dijk (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd

In The Press

The multidisciplinary approach of the book is very effective in drawing in students from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, while the chapters applying discourse analysis to specific areas like race and gender are useful too, for a range of students, depending on their interests. The two new chapters are essential reading for all my students of discourse analysis, especially the undergrads, who often find whole book treatments of the theory a bit heavy going.