Books available for review

Ingrid Piller ingrid.piller at UNIBAS.CH
Thu Jul 21 13:21:20 UTC 2005

Dear colleagues:

The titles below are currently available for review in _Discourse&Society_
and/or _Discourse Studies_ . If you are interested in serving as a reviewer,
pls contact the book review editor at ingrid.piller at with the
title/s you are interested, your full postal address, and a *brief*
description of your qualifications, research interests and fields of

The following points might help you in your decision whether or not to offer
to review books in your field of expertise for Discourse & Society and/or
Discourse Studies:

*Book reviewing is an important service to the academic community.
*Your review should normally reach me within three months of your receipt of
the book. 
*The normal length of a book review in D&S and DS is 1,000 words. Your
review should provide an overview of the contents of the book as well as a
well-argued judgment regarding its place in the field and its likely
importance to the readers of D&S and DS. Mere content summaries are
*Your review will normally be published within six to twelve months after
acceptance of your manuscript. Following publication of the issue of D&S
and/or DS which contains your review, you will receive offprints of the
review, directly from the publisher. 

Best rgds,

Ingrid Piller, Prof. Dr.
Professor and Chair, English Sociolinguistics and the Sociology of English
as a Global Language
English Department, Basel University, Nadelberg 6, CH-4051 Basel,
Ph:  ++ 41 61 267 27 90, Fax: ++ 41 61 267 27 80
ingrid.piller at,

Andrejevic, M. (2004). Reality tv: The work of being watched. Lanham, MD:
Rowman & Littlefield.

Angelelli, C. V. (2004). Medical interpreting and cross-cultural
communication. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Baker, G. P., & Hacker, P. M. S. (Eds.). (2005). Wittgenstein: Understanding
and meaning (2nd ed.).  Oxford: Blackwell.

Bayley, P. (Ed.). (2004). Cross-cultural perspectives on parliamentary
discourse. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Beer, F. A., & De Landtsheer, C. l. (Eds.). (2004). Metaphorical world
politics. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.

Best, S. (2005). Understanding social division. London: Sage.

Bloor, T., & Bloor, M. (2004). The functional analysis of english. London:

Boardman, M. (2005). The language of websites. London: Routledge.

Bonvillain, N. (2005). Language, culture, and communication: The meaning of
messages (4th ed.).  Uppper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Brady, H. E., & Collier, D. (Eds.). (2004). Rethinking social inquiry:
Diverse tools, shared standards. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Carter, C., & Steiner, L. (Eds.). (2004). Critical readings: Media and
gender. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Carter, R. (2004). Language and creativity: The art of common talk. London:

Cohen, M. (2004). Wittgenstein's beetle and other classic thought
experiments. Oxford: Blackwell.

Cook, G. (2004). Genetically modified language. London: Routledge.

Cordella, M. (2004). The dynamic consultation: A discourse analytical study
of doctor-patient communication. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Couper-Kuhlen, E., & Ford, C. E. (Eds.). (2005). Sound patterns in
interaction. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Critchley, S., & Marchart, O. (Eds.). (2004). Laclau: A critical reader.
London: Routledge.

Cummings, L. (2005). Pragmatics: A multidisciplinary perspective. Edinburgh:
Edinburgh University Press.

Doury, M., & Moirand, S. (Eds.). (2004). L'argumentation aujourd'hui:
Positions théoriques en confrontation. Paris: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Eggins, S. (2004). An introduction to systemic functional linguistics.
London: Continuum.

Foss, K. A., Foss, S. K., & Griffin, C. L. (Eds.). (2004). Readings in
feminist rhetorical theory. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Halmari, H., & Virtanen, T. (Eds.). (2005). Persuasion across genres.
Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Harrington, A. (2005). Modern social theory: An introduction. Oxford: Oxford
University Press.

Heath, A. F., Ermisch, J., & Gallie, D. (Eds.). (2005). Understanding social
change. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Heaton, J. (2004). Reworking qualitative data. London: Sage.

Hewings, A., & Hewings, M. (2005). Grammar and context: An advanced resource
book. London: Routledge.

Holme, R. (2004). Literacy: An introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University

Jacobson, M. (2005). Young people and gendered media messages. Goteborg:
Nordicom Goteborg University.

Jenks, C. (2005). Subculture: The fragmentation of the social. London: Sage.

Johnson, R., Chambers, D., Raghuram, P., & Tincknell, E. (2004). The
practice of cultural studies. London: Sage.

Johnson, S. (2005). Spelling trouble? Language, ideology and the reform of
german orthography. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters.

Joubert, A. (2004). The power of performance: Linking past and present in
hananwa and lobedu oral literature. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Kamalipour, Y. R., & Snow, N. (Eds.). (2004). War, media, and propaganda: A
global perspective. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Kiesling, S. F., & Bratt Paulston, C. (Eds.). (2004). Intercultural
discourse and communication: The essential readings. Oxford: Blackwell.

Koester, A. (2004). The language of work.London: Routledge.

Koshik, I. (2005). Beyond rhetorical questions: Assertive questions in
everyday interaction. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Levine, P., & Scollon, R. (Eds.). (2004). Discourse and technology:
Multimodal discourse analysis. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

Liberman, K. (2004). Dialectical practice in tibetan philosophical culture:
An ethnomethodological inquiry into formal reasoning (Vol. Rowman &
Littlefield). Lanham.

Livingstone, D. W., & Sawchuk, P. H. (2004). Hidden knowledge: Organized
labor in the information age. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Macaulay, R. K. S. (2005). Talk that counts: Age, gender, and social class
differences in discourse. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Mansoor, S., Meraj, S., & Tahir, A. (Eds.). (2004). Language policy,
planning and practice: A south asian perspective. Oxford: Oxford University

Martino, W., & Pallotta-Chiarolli. (2005). "being normal is the only way to
be": Adolescent perspectives on gender and school. Sydney: UNSW Press.

Marvasti, A. B. (2004). Qualitative research in sociology: An introduction.
London: Sage.

mcKee, A. (2005). The public sphere: An introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.

McRobbie, A. (2005). The uses of cultural studies. London: Sage.

Mourlhon-Dallies, F., Rakotonoelina, F., & Reboul-Touré, S. (Eds.). (2004).
Les discours de l'internet: Nouveaux corpus, nouveaux modèles? Paris:
Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Myers, G. (2004). Matters of opinion: Talking about public issues.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Nayar, P. K. (2004). Virtual worlds: Culture and politics in the age of
cybertechnology. New Delhi: Sage.

O'Halloran. (2003). Critical discourse analysis and language cognition.
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Okamoto, S., & Shibamoto Smith, J. S. (Eds.). (2004). Japanese language,
gender, and ideology: Cultural models and real people. New York and Oxford:
Oxford University Press.

Olson, J. (2004). The abolition of white democracy. Minneapolis, MN: The
University of Minnesota Press.

Patel, P. G. (2004). Reading acquisiton in india: Models of learning and
dyslexia. New Delhi: Sage.

Petersson, D., & Steinskog, E. (Eds.). (2005). Actualities of aura: Twelve
studies of walter benjamin. Svanesund, Sweden: NSU Press.

Pratt, M. W., & Fiese, B. H. (Eds.). (2004). Family stories and the life
course: Across time and generations. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Redner, H. (2004). Conserving cultures: Technology, globalization, and the
future of local cultures. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Riegert, K. (Ed.). (2004). News of the other: Tracing identity in
scandinavian constructions of the eastern baltic sea region. Goteborg:
Nordicom Goteborg University.

Rothstein, S. (2004). Structuring events: A study in the semantics of
lexical aspect. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Schechet, N. (2005). Narrative fissures: Reading and rhetoric. Cranbury, NJ:
Associated University Presses.

Schubart, R., & Gjelsvik, A. (Eds.). (2004). Femme fatalities:
Representations of strong women in the media. Goteborg: Nordicom Goteborg

Seale, C. (Ed.). (2004). Researching society and culture (2nd ed.).  London:

Semati, M. (Ed.). (2004). New frontiers in international communication
theory. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Shi-Xu. (2005). A cultural approach to discourses. London: Palgrave

Silva, N. (2004). The gendered nation: Contemporary writings from south
asia. New Delhi: Sage.

Simpson, P. (2004). Stylistics: A resource book for students. London:

Singer, P., & Singer, R. (Eds.). (2005). The moral of the story: An
anthology of ethics through literature. Oxford: Blackwell.

Skaffari, J., Peikola, M., Carroll, R., Hiltunen, R., & Warvik, B. (Eds.).
(2005). Opening windows on texts and discourses of the past. Amsterdam:

Taboada, M. T. (2004). Building coherence and cohesion. Amsterdam:

te Molder, H., & Potter, J. (Eds.). (2005). Conversation and cognition.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Todd, Z., Nerlich, B., McKeown, S., & Clarke, D. D. (Eds.). (2004). Mixing
methods in psychology: The integration of qualitative and quantitative
methods in theory and practice. Hove, New York: Psychology Press.

Tuffin, K. (2005). Understanding critical social psychology. London: Sage.

Upchurch, T. A. (2004). Legislating racism: The billion dollar congress and
the birth of jim crow. Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky.

Ventola, E., Charles, C., & Kaltenbacher, M. (Eds.). (2004). Perspectives on
multimodality. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

von Feilitzen, C., & Carlsson, U. (Eds.). (2004). Promote or protect?
Perspectives on media literacy and media regulations (the international
clearinghouse on children, youth and media yearbook 2003). Goteborg:
Nordicom Goteborg University.

Watts, R. (2005). Packaging post/coloniality: The manufacture of literary
identity in the francophone world. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Webster, J. J. (Ed.). (2005). M.A.K. Halliday: Computational and
quantitative studies (Vol. 6).  London: Continuum.

Winkelmann, C. L. (2004). The language of battered women: A phetorical
analysis of personal theologies. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Wittebols, J. H. (2004). The soap opera paradigm: Television programming and
corporate priorities. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Zayzafoon, L. B. Y. (2005). The production of the muslim woman: Negotiating
text, history, and ideology. Lanham: Lexington Books.

Zelizer, B. (2004). Taking journalism seriously: News and the academy.
London: Sage.

Zhong, D. Z. (2004). The possibility of anthropological fideism: An essay on
symbol, interpretation and enigmas in cross-cultural inquiries. Dallas:
University of America Press.

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