Critical Discourse Analysis

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Edited by: Ruth Wodak

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2013 |
    • Online Publication Date: February 05, 2015 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781446286289 |
    • Print ISBN: 9781446210581 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781446286289 |
    • Series: SAGE Benchmarks in Language and Linguistics |
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Abstract

Since the late 1980s, Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) has become a well-established field in the social sciences. However, in contrast with some branches of linguistics, CDA is not a discrete academic discipline in the traditional sense, with a fixed set of research methods. The manifold roots of CDA lie in a myriad of disciplines including rhetoric, anthropology, philosophy and cognitive science, to name a few. This four-volume set brings together seminal articles on the subject from varied sources, creating an invaluable roadmap for scholars seeking to consolidate their knowledge of CDA, and of its continued development. Sculpted and edited by a leading voice in the field, this work covers the interdisciplinary roots, the most important approaches and methodologies of CDA, as well as applications in ...

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  • Editor's Introduction: Critical Discourse Analysis – Challenges and Perspectives
    RuthWodak
    1. Introducing Critical Discourse Analysis

    Beginning in the late 1980s, Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) (or Critical Discourse Studies [CDS]) has now become a well-established field in the social sciences. CDA cannot be regarded as a discrete academic discipline in any traditional sense, with a fixed set of theories, categories, assumptions or research methods. Instead, CDA can be seen as a problem-oriented interdisciplinary research programme, subsuming a variety of approaches, each drawing on different epistemological assumptions, with different theoretical models, research methods and agenda. What unites them is a shared interest in the semiotic dimensions of power, injustice and political-economic, social or cultural change in our globalised and globalising world and societies. The roots of CDA lie in ...

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