University Place, Syracuse University
Richard Buttny

Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Richard Buttny’s research interests have been in how talk and social interaction work in context to jointly create social realities.

Using this perspective he has studied topics such as accounts of and accountability for action, therapeutic talk, racial discourse, reported speech, the rhetoric of violence, and risk communication during public hearings.

View a full list of Buttny’s published work, some of which is available for download, at

Richard Buttny's Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

Selected Publications

  • Buttny, R. (2015). Contesting hydrofracking during an inter-governmental hearing: Accounting by reworking or challenging the question. Discourse & Communication

  • Buttny, R., & Azirah, H. (2015). Dialogue on “1 Malaysia”: The uses of metadiscourse in ethnopolitical accounting. Discourse & Society, 26, 147-164.