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Discourse Studies is the largest, most complete, most diverse and only multidisciplinary introduction to the field. Now combined into a single volume, this essential handbook:

is fully updated from start to finish to cover contemporary debates and research literature; covers everything from grammar, narrative, argumentation, cognition and pragmatics to social, political and critical approaches; adds two new chapters on ideology and identity; puts the student at the center, offering brand new features such as worked examples, sample analyses and recommended further reading

Written and edited by world-class scholars in their fields, it is the essential, one-stop companion for any student of discourse analysis and discourse studies.

Discourse and Ideology
Discourse and ideology
Teun A.van Dijk
Introduction

Consider the following fragment from a typical newspaper editorial:

We have a spiralling population fuelled by uncontrolled immigration for which no provision has been made. This is a failure of public policy on a quite staggering scale.

We are finally witnessing the full, malign impact of Labour's failure to control our borders.

This Government has never actually had an immigration policy worthy of the name, simply a series of ad hoc measures with no intellectual coherence that has done nothing to curb – or even monitor – the influx of immigrants.

The best estimate is that immigration has trebled over the past decade and that there are half a million illegal immigrants in this country. And an overloaded social infrastructure is not ...

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