Discourse: A Critical Introduction

Discourse: A Critical Introduction

by Jan Blommaert
     
 

ISBN-10: 052153531X

ISBN-13: 9780521535311

Pub. Date: 03/07/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Organized thematically, this introduction outlines the basic principles and moves on to examine the methods and theory of CDA (critical discourse analysis). Topics covered include text and context, language and inequality, choice and determination, history and process, ideology and identity. Jan Blommaert focuses on how language can offer a crucial understanding of

Overview

Organized thematically, this introduction outlines the basic principles and moves on to examine the methods and theory of CDA (critical discourse analysis). Topics covered include text and context, language and inequality, choice and determination, history and process, ideology and identity. Jan Blommaert focuses on how language can offer a crucial understanding of wider aspects of power relations, arguing that CDA should specifically analyze the effects of power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521535311
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/07/2005
Series:
Key Topics in Sociolinguistics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. Critical discourse analysis; 3. Text and context; 4. Language and inequality; 5. Choice and determination; 6. History and process; 7. Ideology; 8. Identity; 9. Conclusion: discourse and the social sciences; Notes; Appendix: English translations of the documents in chapter 5; Glossary; References; Index.

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