Critical Discourse Analysis (Continuum Research Methods) by Terry Locke

By Terry Locke

This introductory textual content explains using severe discourse research (CDA) as a examine technique. starting with a proof of the main phrases and theories in the back of CDA and the way those can be utilized in study, Terry Locke proceeds to supply a lucid demonstration of the applying of those sequence to either interpretation of print textual content and the research of conversations. The booklet is a necessary advisor for college students encountering serious discourse research for the 1st time.

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In my own work in education, I have analysed ways in which 'reforms' have been more readily effected by subtle shifts in the discursive construction of such words as 'professional' (Locke 2001). Wording also relates to vocabulary, referring to the various ways a meaning can be 'worded'. The 'same' experience or object will be worded differently from perspectives which are differently discursively framed. One person's 'asylum seeker' is another person's 'queue jumper'; one person's 'terrorist' is another person's 'freedom-fighter'.

54). Criteria of correlation. g. g. biology, chemistry) and to its non-discursive context ('institutions, social relations, economic and political conjuncture') (p. 54). These criteria collectively allow Foucaultian analysis to 28 Making Discourse Analysis Critical reveal what he terms 'the episteme of a period' — not some totalizing grand theory of the sum of its knowledge - 'but the divergence, the distances, the oppositions, the differences, the relations of its various scientific discourses' (p.

Feature articles are the 'staple' genre to be found in most magazines. Context of situation: feature articles tend to be topical, dealing with issues, people and events of interest to a magazine's readers. 21 3 4 Function/purpose: feature articles fulfil a range of functions (informing, investigating, describing, arguing for a position). To help sell magazines, they also need to be stylish, engrossing, amusing or entertaining. Typical content: feature articles typically background a topical issue, such as the profile of a prominent person.

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