Here you will find a recommended reading list of books, research articles, presentations, and other materials that center around nexus analysis. We welcome your recommendations as well and invite you to submit additional references and resources that draw on nexus analysis.

Nexus Analysis Reference List

Ainsworth, J. (2010). Linguistic ideology in the workplace: The legal treatment in American courts of employers’ ‘English-only’ policies. Linguistic Insights – Studies in Language and Communication, 117, 177-177-194.

Al Zidjaly, N. (2005). Communication across ability-status: A nexus analysis of the co-construction of agency and disability in Oman. Dissertation Abstracts International: The Humanities and Social Sciences. (MSTAR_85634501; 200605583)

Al Zidjaly, N. (2006). Disability and anticipatory discourse: The interconnectedness of local and global aspects of talk. Communication & Medicine, 3(2), 101-112.

Bhalla, S. (2012).  Experiencing Globalization as South Asian Teaching Assistants: Navigating tensions in professional and social identities.  PhD dissertation, University of Texas at San Antonio.

Bhattacharya, R., Gupta, S., Jewitt, C., Newfield, D., Reed, Y., & Stein, P. (2007). The policy-practice nexus in English classrooms in Delhi, Johannesburg, and London: Teachers and the textual cycle. TESOL Quarterly, 41(3), 465-487.

Blommaert, J. (2005). Review of ‘Nexus analysis: Discourse and the emerging internet’ by R. Scollon & S. W. Scollon. Applied Linguistics, 26(4), 600-603.

Blommaert, J., & Huang, A. (2009). Historical bodies and historical space. Journal of Applied Linguistics, 6(3), 267-282.

Bramlett, F. (2002). Review of ‘Mediated discourse: The nexus of practice’ by R. Scollon. Discourse & Society, 13(5), 693-694.

Compton, S. E. (2013). Implementing language policy for deaf students in a Texas school district. International Multilingual Research Journal, 7(2), 138-154. Available at:

Compton, S. E. (2010). Implementing Language Policy for Deaf Students from Spanish-Speaking Homes: The Case of Agents in a Texas School District. (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Texas at San Antonio. Available online:

de Saint-Georges, I. (2014). Mediated discourse analysis, ’embodied learning’ and emerging social and professional identities. In S. Norris & C. D. Maier. Texts, Images, and Interactions. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 349-356.

de Saint-Georges, I. (2012). Anticipatory discourse. In C.A. Chappelle (Ed.)., The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell, 118-124.

Dlaske, K. (2015). Discourse matters: Localness as a source of authenticity in craft business in peripheral minority language sites. CADAAD Journal, 7(12), 243–262. Available at:

Dressler, R. (2015). Signgeist: Promoting bilingualism through the linguistic landscape of school signage. International Journal of Multilingualism, 12(1), 128-145. Available online:

Dressler, R. (2012). Simultaneous and sequential bilinguals in a German bilingual program.  PhD dissertation, University of Calgary.

Ervin-Tripp, S. (2003). Review of ‘Mediated discourse: The nexus of practice’ by R. Scollon.  Journal of Pragmatics, 35, 799-802.

Goddard, A. (2011). ‘Type you soon!’ A stylistic approach to language use in a virtual learning environment. Language and Literature, 20(3), 184-200.

Hanell, L., & Blåsjö, M. (2014). Diskurs i handling: Att studera människors handlingar med medierad diskursanalys. (Discourse in action: Studying people’s actions with mediated discourse analysis.) In Karlsson, A-M. & Makkonen-Craig, H. (Eds).  Analysing text AND talk. FUMS report no 233. Uppsala: Department of Scandinavian Languages, Uppsala University.

Harris, P., McKenzie, B., Chen, H., Kervin, L., & Fitzsimmons, P. (2008). A critical examination of the nexus between literacy research, policy and practice. English in Australia, 43(1), 57-65.

Hult, F. M. (2007). Multilingual language policy and English language teaching in Sweden. Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences.

Hult, F. M. (2010). Introduction. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 202 (Mar. 2010), 1-6.

Hult, F. M. (2010). Analysis of language policy discourses across the scales of space and time. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 202(Mar. 2010), 7-24.

Hult, F.M. (2014). Covert bilingualism and symbolic competence: Analytical reflections on negotiating insider/outsider positionality in Swedish speech situations.  Applied Linguistics, 35(1), 63-81.

Hult, F.M. (2014). Drive-thru linguistic landscaping: Constructing a linguistically dominant place in a bilingual space. International Journal of Bilingualism, 18(5), 507–523.

Hult, F.M. (2017). Nexus analysis as scalar linguistic ethnography for educational linguistics. In M. Martin-Jones & D. Martin (Eds.), Researching multilingualism: Critical and ethnographic approaches (pp. 89-104).  London: Routledge.

Hult, F.M., & Pietikäinen, S. (2014). Shaping discourses of multilingualism through a language ideological debate: The case of Swedish in Finland. Journal of Language and Politics, 13(1), 1–20.

Izadi, D. (2015). Spatial engagement in Persian ethnic shops in Sydney. Multimodal Communication, 4(1), 61. doi: 10.1515/mc-2015-000

Jaffe, A. (2003). Review of ‘Mediated discourse: The nexus of practice’ by R. Scollon. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 13(2), 246-248.

Jocuns, A. (2009). Participation structures as a mediational means: Learning Balinese Gamelan in the United States through intent participation, mediated discourse, and distributed cognition. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 16(1), 48-63.

Källkvist, M. (2013). The engaging nature of translation: A nexus analysis of student-teacher interaction. In D. Tsagari & G. Floros (Eds.), Translation in language teaching and assessment (pp. 115-134). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Kauppinen, K. (2014). Welcome to the end of the world! Resignifying periphery under the new economy: A nexus analytical view of a tourist website. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, 9(1), 1-19. DOI: 10.1080/17447143.2013.831422

Lane, P. (2009). Identities in action: A nexus analysis of identity construction and language shift. Visual Communication, 8(4), 449-468.

Lane, P. (2010). “We did what we thought was best for our children”: A nexus analysis of language shift in a Kven community. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 202(Mar. 2010), 63-78.

Lassen, I. (2008). The red gold: Analysing a nexus of practices. Critical Discourse Studies, 5(1), 1-19.

Lemke, J. (2002). Review of ‘Mediated discourse: The nexus of practice’ by R. Scollon. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 6(3), 457-461.

Lou, J. J. (2010). How to do discourse analysis: Reflection on Nexus Analysis: Discourse and the Emerging Internet. eVox, 4, Georgetown University.

Matarese, M. (2008). Practice, power, policy, and participation: A linguistic ethnography of cumulative caseworker-client interactions in a New York city homeless shelter. Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences.

Musk, N. (2010). Bilingualisms-in-practice at the meso level: An example from a bilingual school in Wales. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 202(Mar. 2010), 41-62.

Palviainen, Å. & Mård-Miettinen, K. (2015). Creating a bilingual preschool classroom: the multilayered discourses of a bilingual teacher.  Language and Education, 29(5), 381-399. DOI: 10.1080/09500782.2015.1009092

Pietikäinen, S., Lane, P., Salo, H., & Laihiala-Kankainen, S. (2011). Frozen actions in the Arctic linguistic landscape: A nexus analysis of language processes in visual space. International Journal of Multilingualism, 8(4), 277-298.

Pietikäinen, S. (2010). Sámi language mobility: Scales and discourses of multilingualism in a polycentric environment. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 202(Mar. 2010), 79–101.

Raudaskoski, P. (2010). “Hi father”, “hi mother”: A multimodal analysis of a significant, identity changing phone call mediated on TV. Journal of Pragmatics, 42(2), 426-442.

Schiffrin, D. (2009). Crossing boundaries: The nexus of time, space, person, and place in narrative. Language in Society, 38(4), 421-445.

Scollon, R. (2013). Geographies of discourse: Action across layered spaces. In: I. de Saint-Georges & J.-J. Weber (Eds). Multilingualism and Multimodality: Current Challenges for Educational Studies (pp.183–198). Rotterdam: SensePublishers.

Scollon, R. (2005). The discourses of food in the world system: Toward a nexus analysis of a world problem. Journal of Language and Politics, 4(3), 465-465-488.

Scollon, R. (2005). The rhythmic integration of action and discourse: Work, the body and the earth. In Norris, S. & Jones, R. H. (Eds.) Discourse in action: introducing mediated discourse analysis, 20-31.

Scollon, R. (2002). Action and text: Towards an integrated understanding of the place of text in social (inter)action, mediated discourse analysis and the problem of social action.  In Wodak, R. & Meyer, M. (Eds.) Methods of critical discourse analysis, 141-183.

Scollon, R. (2002). Intercultural communication as nexus analysis. Logos and Language: Journal of General Linguistics and Language Theory, 3(2), 1-17.

Scollon, R. (1997). Handbills, tissues, and condoms: A site of engagement for the construction of identity in public discourse. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 1(1), 39-61.

Scollon, R., & Scollon, S. W. (2009). Breakthrough into action. Text & Talk, 29(3), 277-294.

Scollon, R., & Scollon, S. W. (2007). Nexus analysis: Refocusing ethnography on action. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 11(5), 608-625.

Scollon, R., & Scollon, S. W. (2005). Fast English, slow food, and intercultural exchanges: Social problems and problems for discourse analysis. Linguistic Insights – Studies in Language and Communication, 18, 31-46.

Scollon, R., & Scollon, S. W. (2005). Lighting the stove: Why habitus isn’t enough for critical discourse analysis.  In Wodak, R. & Chilton, P. (Eds.) New agenda in (critical) discourse analysis: Theory, methodology and interdisciplinarity, 101-117.

Scollon, R., & Scollon, S. W. (2004). Nexus Analysis: Discourse and the emerging internet. London, UK: Routledge.

Scollon, R., & Scollon, S. W. (2003). Discourse in place: Language in the material world. London, UK: Routledge.

Scollon, S., & de Saint-Georges, I. (2011). Mediated Discourse Analysis. In J.P Gee and M. Hartford (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Discourse Analysis (pp. 66-78) London: Routledge.

Serwe, S., & I. de Saint-Georges (2014). “Ohne Glutamat/Without MSG”: Shelf label design in a Thai supermarket. In: K. Horner, I. de Saint-Georges & J.J Weber (Eds.) Multilingualism and Mobility in Europe: Policies and Practices. Bern: Peter Lang, 221-246.

Simon-Maeda, A. (2009). Working the hybridization: A case of bi- and multilingual speakers in Japan. International Multilingual Research Journal, 3, 90–109. doi:10.1080/19313150903073737

Soukup, B., & Kordon, K. (2012). ELF in international supervision: a nexus analysis approach. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, 1(2), 315-335.

Strömmer, M. (2016). Material scaffolding: Supporting the comprehension of migrant cleaners at work. European Journal of Applied Linguistics, 4(2), 239–275.

Strömmer, M. (2016). Affordances and constraints: Second language learning in cleaning work. Multilingua, 35. Published online ahead of print: 07/08/2015. (DOI: 10.1515/multi-2014-0113)

Sun, H. (2003). Review of ‘Mediated discourse: The nexus of practice’ by R. Scollon.

Tian, H. (2006). Review of ‘Nexus analysis: Discourse and the emerging internet’ by R. Scollon & S. W. Scollon. Discourse & Society, 17(4), 552-554.

Wohlwend, K. (2013). Mediated Discourse Analysis: Tracking discourse in action. In P. Albers, T. Holbrook & A. Flint (Eds.). New Methods in Literacy Research. London: Routledge.

Wohlwend, K. (2007). Kindergarten as nexus of practice: A mediated discourse analysis of reading, writing, play, and design practices in an early literacy apprenticeship. Dissertation Abstracts International, A: The Humanities and Social Sciences.

Wortham, S. (2006). Review of ‘Nexus analysis: Discourse and the emerging internet’ by R. Scollon & S. W. Scollon. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 10(1), 127-131.

Zhukova Klausen, J. (2011). Transnational Living in Everyday Practices: A Study of Social and Discursive Aspects of Transnational Networking and its Role in Identity Construction. PhD Dissertation. SPIRIT PhD Series(30).