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Critical Discourse Analysis CDA is a research enterprise which critically analyses the relationship between language and society. More specifically, CDA is a type of discourse-analytical research that studies the way in which ideology, identity and inequality are re enacted through texts produced in social and political contexts van Dijk
From the past decade on, the issue of ideology and discourse has received increasing attention from scholars working within the cognitive linguistics framework. This article examines the particular contributions and insights this theoretical perspective may yield beyond the analytic methods applied so far by critical discourse analysis scholars. It outlines the ideological dimension of metaphor, with emphasis on covert ideology in the discourse domain of economics.
Critical discourse analysis CDA is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of discourse that views language as a form of social practice. Scholars working in the tradition of CDA generally argue that non-linguistic social practice and linguistic practice constitute one another and focus on investigating how societal power relations are established and reinforced through language use. Critical discourse analysis emerged from 'critical linguistics' developed at the University of East Anglia by Roger Fowler and fellow scholars in the s, and the terms are now often interchangeable. Ruth Wodak has also made a major contribution to this field of study. Language connects with the social through being the primary domain of ideology , and through being both a site of, and a stake in, struggles for power. CDA is an application of discourse analysis , it is generally agreed that methods from discourse studies, the humanities and social sciences may be used in CDA research. This is on the condition that it is able to adequately and relevantly produce insights into the way discourse reproduces or resists social and political inequality, power abuse or domination.
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. In contemporary linguistics, both cognitive and critical approaches to language have been elaborated in some detail. Unfortunately, the two perspectives have seldom converged, despite the potential theoretical advances such collaboration offers. The contributions to this volume explore the convergence of cognitive and critical trends in the guise of cognitive linguistics and critical discourse analysis. Save to Library.
Linguistic humour studies have been undertaken from different perspectives. A sketch of various theories is included Raskin, ; Attardo, ; Coulson, a; Veale, , etc. Achard, Michel and Suzanne Kemmer, eds. Language, Culture, and Mind. Construction Grammar and Discoursal Incongruity.
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