This book provides an introduction to the basic principles of discourse research, offering practical research strategies for doing discourse analyses in the social sciences. The book includes guidance on developing a research question, selecting data and analyzing it, and presenting the results. The author has extensive practical experience in the field of discourse research and shows, throughout, how the methods suggested are compatible with numerous research questions and problems in sociology, cultural, political and social studies and related disciplines.

The Current Relevance of Discourse Research


Since this Introduction to Discourse Research first appeared in 2003 the field of the social science analysis of discourse has grown enormously and the number of approaches has also expanded. This seems to be especially true in the German-speaking world: here the recent boom in discourse research ...

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