Language and Power

Language and Power

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Examines how language functions in maintaining and changing power relations in modern society. It discusses ways of analysing language which can reveal these processes, how people can become more conscious of them, and more able to resist and change them.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 137 x 216 x 15mm | 301g
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0582009766
  • 9780582009769

Table of contents

General Editor's Preface Acknowledgements 1. Introduction: critical language study 2. Discourse as social practice 3. Discourse and power 4. Discourse, common sense and ideology 5. Critical discourse analysis in practice: description 6. Critical discourse analysis in practice: interpretation, explanation and the position of the analyst 7. Creativity and struggle in discourse: the discourse of Thatcherism 8. Discourse in social change 9. Critical language study and social emancipation: language education in the schools Bibliography Index
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