Canadian Journal for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CJSDW)

Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing / Rédactologie (CJSDW)

Discourse Studies is a relatively new “umbrella” discipline – particularly within Canada – which involves numerous approaches to studying how language works and is used in society (including, but not limited to, academia).

One of the key academic journals in Canada that deals with discourse studies is the Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing / Rédactologie (CJSDW).

Founded in 1982, CJSDW (formerly known as Technostyle) is the official journal of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing (CASDW) /l’Association canadienne de rédactologie (ACR). An online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal, CJSDW publishes articles and reviews in both English and French, related to scholarly and other discourses, genre, rhetoric, academic identities, and teaching and assessing student writing.

Several past and present ASRW faculty members have been involved in the journal, including:

  • Editors-in-Chief: Diana Wegner, Jaclyn Rea
  • Managing Editor: Katja Thieme
  • Editors: Rick Gooding, Anneke Van Enk, Katharine Patterson (former Co-Chair, ASRW)
  • Review editor: Shurli Makmillen