Contemporary Critical Discourse Studies

Book Description

CDS is a multifarious field constantly developing different methodological frameworks for analysing dynamically evolving aspects of language in a broad range of socio-political and institutional contexts. This volume is a cutting edge, interdisciplinary account of these theoretical and empirical developments. It presents an up-to-date survey of Critical Discourse Studies (CDS), covering both the theoretical and the analytical territories that it extends over. It is intended for critical scholars and students who wish to keep abreast of the current state of the art.

The book is divided into two parts. In the first part, the chapters are organised around different methodological perspectives for CDS (history, cognition, multimodality and corpora, among others). In the second part, the chapters are organised around particular discourse types and topics investigated in CDS, both traditionally (e.g. issues of racism and gender inequality) and only more recently (e.g. issues of health, public policy, and the environment).

This is, altogether, an essential new reference work for all CDS practitioners.

Table of Contents

PART ONE Dimensions of Discourse
Chapter 1 Historia Magistra Vitae The Topos of History as a Teacher in Public Struggles over Self and Other Representation
Chapter 2 Metaphor in the Discourse-Historical Approach
Chapter 3 Argumentation Analysis and the Discourse-Historical Approach A Methodological
Chapter 4 It Is Easy to Miss Something You Are Not Looking For A Pragmatic Account of Covert Communicative Infl uence for (Critical) Discourse Analysis
Chapter 5 Discourse-Cognition-Society Current State and Prospects of the Socio-Cognitive Approach to Discourse
Chapter 6 Applying Social Cognition Research to Critical Discourse Studies The Case of Collective Identities
Chapter 7 Construal Operations in Online Press Reports of Political Protests
Chapter 8 Expanding CDS Methodology by Cognitive-Pragmatic Tools Proximization and Public Space Discourses
Chapter 9 ‘Bad Wigs and Screaming Mimis’ Using Corpus-Assisted Techniques to Carry Out Critical Discourse Analysis of the Representation of Trans People in the British Press
Chapter 10 Argument Deconstruction An Ethical Software-Assisted Critical Discourse Analysis for Highlighting Where Arguments Fall Apart
Chapter 11 Critical Discourse Analysis and Multimodality
Chapter 12 Sound and Discourse A Multimodal Approach to War Film Music

PART TWO Domains of Discourse
Chapter 13 ‘American Ways of Organizing the World’ 1 Designing the Global Future through US National Security Policy
Chapter 14 ‘Yes, We Can’ The Social Life of a Political Slogan
Chapter 15 Media Discourse in Context
Chapter 16 Media Discourse and De/Coloniality A Post-Foundational Approach
Chapter 17 Discourse and in the European Union A Multi-Focus Perspective of Critical Discourse Studies
Chapter 18 The Discursive Technology of Europeans’ Involvement EU Culture and Community of Practice
Chapter 19 The Privatization of the Public Realm A Critical Perspective on Practice and Discourse
Chapter 20 Pushed out of School A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Policies and Practices of Educational Accountability 1
Chapter 21 Immigration Discourses and Critical Discourse Analysis of World Events and Immigration Representations in the British Press
Chapter 22 Race and Immigration in Far- and Extreme-Right European Political Leaflets
Chapter 23 Critical Studies of Health and Illness Discourses
Chapter 24 Public Health in the UK Media Cognitive Discourse Analysis and its Application to a Drinking Water Emergency
Chapter 25 Ecolinguistics and Erasure Restoring the Natural World to Consciousness
Chapter 26 Values, Assumptions and Beliefs in British Newspaper Editorial Coverage of Climate Change

Book Details

  • Title: Contemporary Critical Discourse Studies
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 560 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2014-12-18
  • ISBN-10: 1441141634
  • ISBN-13: 9781441141637