Books available for review

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Books available for review in Discourse & Society

The titles listed below are currently available for review in Discourse and Society. If you wish to volunteer to serve as a book reviewer please contact ingrid.piller with a short message at Please use ‘book review for Discourse and Society’ as subject line. Your message should include the following:

  • A short outline of your expertise (ca. 100 words; don’t send your CV)
  • Up to three titles you would be interested in and capable of reviewing
  • Your postal address (for the review copy to be sent to)

Book reviewing is an important service to the academic community. It is also a nice little barter niche of the academic economy as you will receive a review copy of the book you are reviewing in exchange for your review.

Book reviews in Discourse and Society are usually around a 1,000 words in length and due within 3 months of receipt of the review copy. Reviews 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 Discourse and Society. If you are selected as a reviewer, you will be provided with more detailed guidelines.


Aritz, Jolanta, & Walker, Robyn C. (Eds.). (2012). Discourse perspectives on organizational communication. Lanham, Maryland: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Barnard-Wills, David. (2012). Surveillance and identity: discourse, subjectivity and the state. Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Bayley, Paul, & Williams, Geoffrey (Eds.). (2012). European Identity: What the media say. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Block, David, Gray, John, & Holborow, Marnie. (2012). Neoliberalism and Applied Linguistics. London: Routledge.

Busse, Ulrich, & Hubler, Axel (Eds.). (2012). Investigations into the meta-communicative lexicon of English: A contribution to historical pragmatics. Amsterdam: John Benjamin Publishing.

Chen, Mel Y. (2012). Animacies: Biopolitics, racial mattering, and queer affect. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Chetcuti, Natacha, & Greco, Luca (Eds.). (2012). La face cacheé du genre: Langage et pouvoir des normes. Paris: Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Chouliaraki, Lilie (Ed.). (2012). Self-Mediation: New Media, Citizenship and Civil Selves. London: Routledge.

Chow, Rey. (2012). Entanglements, or transmedial thinking about capture. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Cramer, Peter A. (2011). Controversy as news discourse. Amsterdam: John Benjamin Publishing.

Duchêne, A., & Heller, M. (2011). Language in Late Capitalism: Pride and Profit: Taylor and Francis.

Dunmire, Patricia L. (2011). Projecting the future through political discourses. Amsterdam: John Benjamin Publishing.

Dupret, Baudouin. (2012). Practices of Truth: An ethnomethodological inquiry into Arab contexts. Amsterdam: John Benjamin Publishing.

Ensslin, Astrid. (2012). The language of gaming. London and New York: Routledge.

Entman, Robert M. (2012). Scandal and silence: Media responses to presidential misconduct. Cambridge: Polity.

Hammack, Phillip L. (2011). Narrative and the politics of identity: the cultural psychology of Israeli and Palestinian Youth. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hernandez-Campoy, Juan Manuel, & Cutillas-Espinosa, Juan Antonio (Eds.). (2012). Style-shifting in public: New perspectives on stylistic variation. Amsterdam: John Benjamin Publishing.

Higgins, Christina (Ed.). (2012). identity formation in globalizing contexts: language learning in the new millenium. Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Kadar, Daniel Z., & Mills, Sara (Eds.). (2011). Politeness in East Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

King, Katie. (2011). Networked reenactments: Stories transdisciplinary knowledges tell. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Lampropoulou, Sofia. (2012). Direct speech, self-presentation and communities of practice. London: Continuum.

Limberg, Holger, & Locher, Miriam A. (Eds.). (2012). Advice in discourse. Amsterdam: John Benjamin Publishing.

Maatsch, Aleksandra. (2011). Ethnic citizenship regimes: Europeanization, post-war migration and redressing past wrongs. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Macgilchrist, Felicitas. (2011). Journalism and the political: discursive tensions in news coverage of Russia. Amsterdam: John Benjamin Publishing.

Machin, David. (2010). Analysing popular music: image, sound, text. London: SAGE.

Machin, David, & Mayr, Andrea. (2012). how to do critical discourse analysis. London: SAGE.

Mallon, Florencia E. (Ed.). (2012). Decolonizing native histories: Collaboration, knowledge, and language in the Americas. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Manning, Paul. (2012). Semiotics of drink and drinking. London: continuum.

Mclaughlin, Kenneth. (2012). Surviving identity: vulnerability and the politics of recognition. London and New York: Routledge.

Mills, Sara. (2012). Gender matters: Feminist linguistic analysis. London: Equinox.

Nasser, Ilham, Berlin, Lawrence N., & Wong, Shelley (Eds.). (2011). Examining education, media, and dialogue under occupation: the case of Palestine and Israel. Bristol: Multilingual Matters.

Oropeza-Escobar, Minerva. (2011). represented discourse, resonance and stance in joking interaction in Mexican Spanish. Amsterdam: John Benjamin Publishing.

Reber, Elisabeth. (2012). Affectivity in interaction: sound objects in English. Amsterdam: John Benjamin Publishing.

Roald, Vebjorn, & Sangolt, Linda. (2012). Deliberation rhetoric and emotion in the discourse on climate change in the European Parliament. Delft: Eburon.

Sebba, Mark, Mahootian, Sharzad, & Jonsson, Carla (Eds.). (2012). Language mixing and code-switching in writing: Approaches to mixed-language written discourse. London: Routledge.

Tang, Ramona (Ed.). (2012). Academic writing in a second or foreign language: issues and challenges facing ESL/EFL academic writers in higher education contexts. London: Continuum.

Tsakona, Villy, & Popa, Diana Elena (Eds.). (2012). Studies in political humour. Amsterdam: John Benjamin Publishing.

Van Dijk, Teun (Ed.). (2011). Discourse Studies: A multidisciplinary introduction (2nd ed.). London: SAGE.

Verschueren, Jef. (2012). Ideology in language use: pragmatic guidelines for empirical research. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Yildiz, Yasemin. (2012). Beyond the mother tongue: the postmonolingual condition. New York: Fordham University Press.

Author Ingrid Piller

Dr Ingrid Piller is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Ingrid’s research expertise is in the fields of intercultural communication, bilingual education and the sociolinguistics of language learning and multilingualism in the contexts of migration and globalization.

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