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Methods for Critical Discourse Analysis

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

This book provides useful introduction to various uses of critical discourse analysis. In addition the book is an excellent resource for Research students.

Ms Eva Mikuska
Childhood Studies (Bishop Otter), Chichester University
October 17, 2012

This book provides an excellent introduction to various uses of critical discourse analysis and is a very good update to older literature used in our master level courses in the social science of religion.

I will also be using it as recommended reading for doctoral students.

Professor Mia Lövheim
Dept of Theology, Uppsala University
October 5, 2012

A great book for students as supplementary reading to an introductory text.

Ms Deborah Gabriel
School of Media, Music & Performance, Salford University
July 24, 2012

This is an accessible and useful addition to the texts we recommend to our students to help them reflect on their supervisory interactions in the workplace.

Ms Alison Devine
Clinical Education, Edge Hill University
May 4, 2012

Another good reference for CDA Methods.

Dr MOHD KHAIRIE AHMAD
Communication Department, UUM - Northern University of Malaysia
March 19, 2012

This is not suitable for the Masters in Teaching and Learning course but fine in its own right and we will not be adopting it.

Mr Dominic Kirby
School of Education, Waterford Institute of Technology
January 25, 2012

This book was on the list of recommended further readings. It provides good overview for those who will be using discourse analysis in their thesis.

Dr Maria Adamson
Essex Business School, Essex University
December 16, 2011

A highly recommended and clearly laid out text that offers some extremely useful contributions from leading experts in the field.

Mr Matt Grimes
Birmingham School of Media, Birmingham City University
June 30, 2011

The strong feature of this book is the contributions from leading experts in the field. Highly recommended for those who deal with CDA; up to date, good examples from a variety of different topics and perspectives.

Dr Christiana Themistocleous
Department of Applied Linguistics, Reading University
November 26, 2010

I have gone through the text and found it to require considerably higher levels of prior knowledge in social science methodology and theory. I have therefore chosen to include some chapters of the text (not decided which ones yet) as supplemental/optional reading, for those who feel sufficiently well advanced to read these chapters.

Mr Rogers Tabe Orock
Anthropology, Archeaology, and Linguistics, Aarhus University
November 15, 2010

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.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter One PDF


Ruth Wodak

Ruth Wodak is Distinguished Professor of Discourse Studies at Lancaster University. Her research interests focus on discourse studies; identity politics; racism, antisemitism and other forms of discrimination; and on ethnographic methods of linguistic field work. She was awarded the Lebenswerk-Preis in 2018, which honors outstanding life work of personalities who are promoting and achieving gender equality.She was awarded the Wittgenstein Prize for Elite Researchers in 1996 and an Honorary Doctorate from University of Örebro in Sweden in 2010. She has held visiting professorships in University of Uppsala, Stanford University,... More About Author

Michael Meyer

Michael Meyer is Professor for Business Administration at Vienna University of Economics and Business. More About Author