Associate Professor Denise Ives, children, families, and schools, published a new book titled Discourse Analysis of Language, Literacy, Culture, and Teaching: Concepts, Theories, and Methods in Action. Ives’ book is included in Language, Culture, and Teaching, a book series at Routledge created by Professor Emerita Sonia Nieto, and currently edited by Professor Laura Valdiviezo.

The eleven contributing scholars featured in the book collaborated with Ives in constructing their chapters. Several co-authors are alumni or faculty in the College of Education, including Associate Professor Ysaaca Axelrod, children, families, and schools; lecturer Cara Crandall, and alumna Marsha Jing-Ji Liaw ’19PhD, language, literacy, and culture. Additional contributors are affiliated with other programs across UMass Amherst, such as Sports Management (doctoral candidate Blaine Huber) and Marketing (doctoral candidate Kyungin Ryu).

This book is a helpful resource for educators teaching courses on discourse analysis, qualitative research, or language literacy culture, and teaching. Each chapter takes a narrative-based approach to describe processes involved in analyses, including:

  • identifying aims
  • formulating questions
  • selecting discourse
  • transcribing oral and multimodal discourse
  • translating discourse
  • chunking discourse
  • choosing and applying discourse and other theory
  • generating and supporting claims
  • and communicating findings
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