Discourse Analysis and Human and Social Sciences

by Simone Bonnafous (Volume editor) Malika Temmar (Volume editor)
©2013 Edited Collection VI, 171 Pages


What is the relationship between discourse analysis and its more recent companion disciplines such as sociology, political science and information and communication sciences, at their point of convergence between the symbolic and the social? How are relationships evolving between discourse analysis and disciplines like the literary studies, psychoanalysis and philosophy, which have been the constant companions of linguistics as these emerged and developed? What is the place and role of discourse analysis in Europe? These are some of the themes dealt with in this book. A team effort on the part of Centre d’Etude des Discours, Images, Texte, Ecrits, Communication (Céditec EA 3119), it aims not to present another view of the history and concepts of discourse analysis, but to encourage thinking and debate on interdisciplinary practices.


VI, 171
ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2013 (May)
information communication literary studies philosophy psychoanalysis
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. VI, 171 pp.

Biographical notes

Simone Bonnafous (Volume editor) Malika Temmar (Volume editor)

Simone Bonnafous is Professor of Media and Communications at the University of Paris-Est Créteil. In 1999, she created the research cluster Céditec, which she directed until 2008. After her doctoral dissertation on the 1979 convention of the Socialist Party in Metz, she worked extensively on the discourse about immigration and immigrants. Located at the crossroads of linguistics and political science, her best known book is Immigration surrounded by words (1991). More recent publications have focused on gender studies (such as the International Women’s Day). Since 2006, she has held leading positions in higher education administration in France. Malika Temmar is lecturer of linguistics and discourse analysis at the University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens. She has been member of Céditec since its foundation in 1999. She works on philosophical discourses (such as Descartes, Condillac, Merleau-Ponty) and media discourses (such as blogs of literary critics). Her research focuses on concepts and methods of discourse analysis. She has recently co-edited a book on Discourses of the Economy, to appear in 2013. She has co-edited a special issue with Le discours et la langue on « les sujets de l’énonciation ». Her work Le recours à la fiction dans le discours philosophique will come out in April 2013.


Title: Discourse Analysis and Human and Social Sciences