Recent Scholarship of Interest
Publications selected by the CVEDA co-directors that may be of interest to educational researchers interested in discourse analysis studies.
Caldas-Coulthard, C., & Iedema, R. (Eds.). (2016). Identity trouble: Critical discourse and contested identities. New York: Springer.
From the Introduction, “The volume brings together a range of authors in a wide variety of critical discursive fields, all focusing on the rising pressures on contemporary identity. Its chapters pay specific attention to occasions where our identity accomplishment comes under threat, or fails. The primary concern here is with the troubles that emerge during people’s identity constructions and enactments as they face or try to explain the social, cultural, organizational and other kinds of fluidity and uncertainty that envelop them.” (p. 5).
Grue, J. (2016). Disability and discourse analysis. London: Routledge.
From the Preface, “This book is about ways of seeing, talking, and thinking about disability. It employs the analytic strategy of discourse analysis in order to do so, because discourse analysis is well-suited for two things: identifying how different words are used to shape impressions of the same thing, and identifying how some things come into being because of the words we use.” (p. ix)
Coupland, N. (ed.) (2016). Sociolinguistics: Theoretical debates. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
From Introduction, “This book has been designed to bring many influential researchers and perspectives more closely into focus with one another. This book is framed by a series of debates about sociolinguistics and theory – debates in the sense that contributors reflect on their own and others’ research, asking fundamental questions about the concepts and assumptions that underlie sociolinguistic analysis and interpretation.” (p. 2)
Foundational Texts for Discourse Analysis in Education Research
(Readings addressing discourse analysis in educational contexts)
The items listed below include classic articles, foundational articles, thought-provoking articles addressing contemporary educational issues, and cutting-edge theoretical and empirical articles. We have not included books or book chapters in this list unless an electronic copy is available to the general public.
Blackburn, M. V. & Clark, C. T. (2011). Analyzing talk in a long-term literature discussion group: Ways of operating within LGBT-inclusive and queer discourses. Reading Research Quarterly, 46(3), 222-248.
Bloome, D., Beierle, M., Grigorenko, M., & Goldman, S. (2009). Learning Over Time: Uses of Intercontextuality, Collective Memories, and Classroom Chronotopes in the Construction of Learning Opportunities in a Ninth Grade Language Arts Classroom. Language and Education, 23, 4, 313 — 334.
Bloome, D., Carter, S., Christian, B., Otto, S., & Shuart-Faris, N. (2005). Discourse analysis & the study of classroom language & literacy events : a microethnographic perspective. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates.
Bloome, D, and Egan-Robertson, A. (1993). The social construction of intertextuality and classroom reading and writing. Reading Research Quarterly, 28, 4, 303-333.
Bernstein, B. (1990). The structuring of pedagogic discourse. London: Routledge.
Bucholz, M. (2000). The politics of transcription. Journal of Pragmatics 32 (10), 1439-1465.
Cazden, C. (2002). Classroom discourse: The language of teaching and learning. (2nd edition) Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Cazden, C, John, V., & Hymes, D. (eds.) (1972). Functions of language in the classroom. New York: Teachers College Press.
Christie, F. (2002). Classroom Discourse Analysis: A functional Perspective. New York: Continuum.
Egan-Robertson, A. (1998). Learning about culture, language, and power: Understanding relationships among personhood, literacy practices, and intertextuality. Journal of Literacy Research, 30, 449-487.
Erickson, F., & Shultz, J. (1977). When is a context? Newsletter of the Laboratory for Comparative Human Cognition, 1, 2, 5-12.
Green, J. (1983). Exploring classroom discourse: Linguistic perspectives on teaching-learning processes. Educational Psychologist, 18, 3, 180-199.
Green, J., & Wallat, C. (eds). (1981). Ethnography and language in educational settings. Norwood, NJ: Ablex Publishing Corp.
Heap, J. L. (1985). Discourse in the production of classroom knowledge: Reading lessons. Curriculum Inquiry, 15, 3, 245-279.
Heath, S. (1983). Ways with words. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Ivanic. R. (1998) Writing and identity: the discoursal construction of identity in academic writing Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Kantor, R., Green, J. L., Bradley, M., & Lin, L. (1992). The construction of schooled discourse repertoires: An interactional sociolinguistic perspective on learning to talk in preschool. Linguistics and Education, 4, 131-172.
Knobel, M. (1999). Everyday literacies; Students, discourse and social practice. New York: Peter Lang.
Lee, C. (2006) ‘Every good‐bye ain’t gone’: Analyzing the cultural underpinnings of classroom talk, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 19(3), 305-327.
Lemke, J. (1995). Textual politics: Discourse and social dynamics. London: Taylor & Francis.
Luke, A. (1995). Text and discourse in education: An introduction to critical discourse analysis. In M. Apple (ed.) Review of Research in Education, v. 21. (pp. 3-48). Washington, DC: AERA.
Mehan, H. (1979) Learning Lessons. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
Michaels, S. (1981). “Sharing time”: Children’s narrative styles and differential access to literacy. Language in Society, 10, 3, 423-442.
Michaels, S., O’Connor, C., & Resnick, L.B. (2008). Deliberative discourse idealized and realized: Accountable Talk in the classroom and civic life. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 27, 283-297.
Moore, L.C. (2008). Body, text, and talk in Maroua Fulbe Qur’anic schooling. Text & Talk – An Interdisciplinary Journal of Language, Discourse Communication Studies, 28 (5), 643–665.
Prior, P. (1995). Tracing authoritative and internally persuasive discourses: A case study of response, revision, and disciplinary enculturation. Research in the Teaching of English, 29, 288-325.
Rogers, R. (2004). An introduction to critical discourse analysis in education. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates.
Santa Barbara Classroom Discourse Group. (1994). A special issue of Linguistics and Education, 5, 3-4.
…that regularly publish articles on video-ethnography and discourse analysis in educational research include:
- Discourse and Society
- Critical Discourse Studies
- Discourse Studies
- Discourse Processes
- Linguistics and Education
- Language and Education
…none at this time.