CDA and PDA Made Simple: Language, Ideology and Power in Politics and Media

CDA and PDA Made Simple: Language, Ideology and Power in Politics and Media

by Bahaa-eddin M Mazid

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CDA and PDA Made Simple: Language, Ideology and Power in Politics and Media by Bahaa-eddin M Mazid

CDA and PDA Made Simple cuts many long stories short and encapsulates a long-standing tradition in modern and contemporary linguistics. The theoretical scope of the book encompasses a lengthy review of relevant studies in the area of critical discourse analysis (CDA), and, more broadly, in the areas of power, control, ideology and politics as realized and enacted in discourse. The book also brings together a detailed theoretical background on the main tenets and assumptions, tools and recipes, trends and extensions and critiques and applications of critical and political discourse analysis (PDA). Its analytical focus is predominantly on how ideology and power are linguistically and meta-linguistically realized, specifically through transitivity, modality, metadiscourse and presupposition in some discourse genres in English.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443868044
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2014
Pages: 435
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Bahaa-Eddin M. Mazid is Professor of Linguistics and Translation, Chair of the Department of English, Director of the Center of Languages and Translation, and the Coordinator of the Translation Program at the Faculty of Arts at Sohag University, Egypt. With a PhD in Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics, an MA in Language Acquisition and Contrastive Pragmatics, and an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Professor Mazid has taught language, linguistics and translation in Egypt, KSA and UAE, undertaken consultancy and teacher training work for the Fulbright Commission and the Academy of Educational Development, and won numerous regional awards for writing in Arabic. He has also contributed to regional and international conferences and journals on linguistics, translation, and TEFL, and his publications include The Politeness Principle from Grice to Netiquette; Politics of Translation; and Hatespeak in Contemporary Arabic Discourse. His current research interests include pragmatics; stylistics; translation studies; the pragma-linguistics of virtual communities; and critical discourse analysis.

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