In this bestselling Reader, Jaworski and Coupland have collected in one volume the most important and influential articles on discourse analysis. Designed as a structured sourcebook and divided into clear sections, The Discourse Reader covers the foundations of modern discourse analysis and represents all of its contemporary methods and traditions. The third edition: Has been revised and updated throughout to ensure a selection of up to date and accessible readings Includes new readings by Jan Blommaert, Norman Fairclough, James Paul Gee, Barbara Johnstone, Ron Scollon and Don Zimmerman, among others. Features papers by leading researchers commissioned especially for the new edition. The general introduction serves as an essential introduction to the field of discourse analysis, while the section introductions provide a useful overview and further insight into the readings. The third edition of The Discourse Reader is a key resource for all students of discourse analysis in a wide range of disciplines from linguistics to communication studies, anthropology and psychology.