The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies

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The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies provides a state-of-the-art overview of the important and rapidly developing field of Critical Discourse Studies (CDS). Forty-one chapters from leading international scholars cover the central theories, concepts, contexts and applications of CDS and how they have developed, encompassing:


analytical methods


social divisions and power

domains and media.

Including methodologies to assist those undertaking their own critical research of discourse, this Handbook is key reading for all those engaged in the study and research of Critical Discourse Analysis within English Language and Linguistics, Communication, Media Studies and related areas.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 638 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 50.8mm | 1,280g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 15 Tables, black and white
  • 1138826405
  • 9781138826403
  • 1,601,477

Table of contents

1. Approaches
Norman Fairclough: CDA as dialectical reasoning
Teun van Dijk: Socio-cognitive approach
Martin Reisigl: Discourse Historical Approach
Per Ledin & David Machin: Multi-modal Critical Discourse Analysis
Christopher Hart: Cognitive Linguistic Critical Discourse Studies
Piotr Cap: Spatial Cognition
Nicholas Subtirelu & Paul Baker: Corpus-based approaches
Dalia Gavriely: Cultural Critical Discourse Analysis
Tom Bartlett: Positive Discourse Analysis

2. Analytical methods
Meriel Bloor and Thomas Bloor: Systemic Functional Linguistics
John Flowerdew: Critical Discourse Studies and context
Michal Krzyzanowski: Ethnography and Critical Discourse Studies
Alexandra Polyzou: Pragmatics
Carl Ng: Metaphor
Manfred Keinpointer: Rhetoric and argumentation
Isabela Fairclough: Deliberative discourse

3. Interdisciplinarity
Bernhard Forchtner: Critical Discourse Studies & Social Theory
Nico Carpentier: Discourse-theoretical analysis (DTA)
Sean Phelan: Critical Discourse Analysis & Media Studies
Mariana Achugar: Critical Discourse Analysis and History
Laura Filardo Llamas & Michael Boyd: Critical Discourse Analysis & Politics
Crispin Thurlow: Critical discourse studies in/of applied contexts

4. Social Divisions and Power
David Block: Class and class warfare
Susana Martinez Guillem: Race/Ethnicity
Michelle Lazar: Feminist Critical Discourse Studies
Heiko Motschenbacher: Sexuality in Critical Discourse Studies
Ruth Wodak: Discourses about Nationalism
Christian Chun: Neoliberalism, globalization and Critical Discourse Studies
Aditi Bhatia: The Discursive Construction of Terrorism and Violence
John E Richardson: Fascist discourse

5. Domains and Media
Rebecca Rogers: Critical Discourse Analysis and Educational Discourses
Jothie Rajah: Legal discourse
Arran Stibbe: Critical Discourse Analysis and Ecology
Darren Kelsey: Journalism
Felicitas Macgilchrist: Textbooks
Alon Lischinsky: Critical Discourse Studies and branding
Theo van Leeuwen: The critical analysis of musical discourse
Emilia Djonov & Theo van Leeuwen: Software
Majid KhosraviNik: Social Media & `Web 2.0'
Goran Eriksson: Critical Discourse Analysis of reality television
John Bateman: Critical Discourse Analysis and film
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About John Flowerdew

John Flowerdew is Emeritus Professor at City University of Hong Kong and a visiting professor at Lancaster University. He has authored and co-authored several books including: Advances in Discourse Studies (with V. K. Bhatia and R. Jones, 2008), Critical Discourse Analysis in Historiography (2012), Discourse in English Language Education (2013), and Discourse in Context (2014). He serves on the editorial boards of a range of international journals, including Critical Discourse Studies, Journal of Pragmatics, Journal of Language and Politics, and Journal of English for Specific Purposes.
John E Richardson is a Reader in Critical Discourse Studies at Loughborough University. He is Editor of the international journal Critical Discourse Studies and has authored or edited several books including: Analysing Media Discourses (2011), Analysing Fascist Discourse (2013), Advances in Critical Discourse Studies (with M. Krzyzanowksi, D. Machin, and R. Wodak, 2014), and British Fascism: A Discourse-Historic Analysis (forthcoming).
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