Methods for Critical Discourse Analysis

Methods for Critical Discourse Analysis

Paperback Introducing Qualitative Methods

Edited by Ruth Wodak, Edited by Michael Meyer


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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 239mm x 18mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 184787455X
  • ISBN 13: 9781847874559
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables, figures
  • Sales rank: 80,671

Product description

"Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis" provides a concise, comprehensible and thoroughly up-to-date introduction to CDA, appropriate for both novice and experienced researchers. This new edition has been updated throughout, with a new introduction contextualizing the development of the CDA approach, and two entirely new chapters on the 'social actor approach' to CDA and the use of quantitative corpus linguistic methods. The editors have brought together contributions from leading experts in the field, who each introduce their own approaches to CDA. Examples are included throughout, demonstrating the value of the method in analyzing a variety of genres of written material on a whole range of topics, including global warming, leadership in management, and globalization. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers in linguistics, sociology and psychology interested in interdisciplinary approaches to coping with topical social problems.

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Author information

Ruth Wodak is Chair of Discourse studies at the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University. She is Director of the research centre 'Discourse, Politics and Identity' at the Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna. Ruth is co-editor of SAGE's Discourse and Society, editor of Critical Discourse Studies and also editor of the journal of Language and Politics. She edits the book series Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture (DAPSAC).

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The greatest value of Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis is its ability to present CDA in a concise and introductory way. In this volume, readers will find a fair presentation of CDA's agenda, shared goals and the diversity which characterizes this field of research. It is recommended reading for CDA beginners, for those researchers from different fields of humanities or social political fields who want to get a fix on the school so they know what they will adhere to if they choose to adopt a CDA perspective in their research, as well as for experienced CDA researchers, always interested in the latest developments of this ever evolving and exciting school Discourse Studies

Table of contents

Critical Discourse Analysis: History, Agenda, Theory and Methodology - Ruth Wodak and Michael Meyer Theoretical and Methodological Aspects of Foucauldian Critical Discourse Analysis and Dispositive Analysis - Siegfried Jager and Florentine Maier Critical Discourse Studies: A Sociocognitive Approach - Teun A Van Dijk The Discourse-Historical Approach (DHA) - Martin Reisigl and Ruth Wodak Checks and Balances: How Corpus Linguistics Can Contribute to CDA - Gerlinde Mautner Discourse as the Recontextualization of Social Practice: A Guide - Theo van Leeuwen A Dialectical-Relational Approach to Critical Discourse Analysis in Social Research - Norman Fairclough