The concept of Discourse, as well as Discourse Analysis, have been an increasing role in contemporary social sciences. This growth emerges not only from the growing number of studies based on these concepts and methods, but also through the extension of their development. In this article we intend to present some conceptions of Discourse Analysis which are most used in the contemporary social psychology. We begin to present in first place some of the inspiring influences for the linguistic turn in social psychology that can justify the appearing of the larger and larger field of Discourse Analysis. At last, we present four distinguished Discourse Analysis conceptions, giving particular attention to the last ones namely Discursive Psychology and the Critical Discourse Analysis.
discourse analysis; discourses; linguistc turn; social psychology