This collection of essays aims to “provide a way into this complex and wide-ranging field [of analyzing discourse] for beginning researchers in the area of applied linguistics” (15). They hope to provide “teachers, students, and researchers with a way of theorizing and investigating both spoken and written discourse.”
The first part of the book contains essays on various methods of discourse analysis. These methods may be executed on written or oral discourses and may stem from various methodological schools of thought. There are essays on narrative analysis, genre analysis, corpus approaches to discourse analysis, and more that are someone less relevant to biblical studies (although see below for a couple that are quite relevant)….