Questions related to Critical Discourse Analysis
Any recommendations/guidance would be highly appreciated
For instance I am interested to find out the representation of Christian identity in any single text through corpus linguistics methods? how is it possible to do qualitative analysis of the text without any other approach?
If we use CDA as a method to analyze written texts to understand a certain ideology, which research methodology (or research strategy) does CDA belong to here? Of course the research approach is qualitative, but which specific research methodology (like case study, grounded theory, ethnography, phenomenology ....etc) does CDA fall under?
I have to do Critical Discourse Analysis of media texts on Syrian conflict. Is it necessary to process data through software? Which software is more useful?
I need suggestions on suitable theoretical framework to use for data analysis.
I am working on qualitative research using a critical discourse analysis approach and I don't know the best theory I can use in my research. I am working on an article taken from the daily mail as a case study
For my thesis I'm doing a mixed method analysis of the portrayal of AI in contemporary science fiction films. One of my methods will be a critical discourse analysis of 30 film scenes. I wonder how I can justify film samples, bearing in mind I want scenes where there is textual dialogue between a human and a robot or AI?
I am a PhD student who is interested in analyzing the discourse of armed faith-based organizations, mainly through the use of critical discourse analysis (CDA). Dear researchers, I would be extremely grateful if you share with me your advice, experiences and related materials.
Can you point me in the direction of CDA analysis that you like, which are published in very good journals?
I am mostly interested in organisational and management journals - secondly, accounting journals.
Kind regards, Mai
I Intend to take this assignment through Fairclough's Critical Discourse Analysis framework
I need a CDA theory for analyzing emotions in text and talk.
I believe that van Dijk's contribution to the relevance of the context in CDA - Critical Discourse Analysis can be potentially explored in social memory research. For this reason, I am looking for references that can support or refute my thesis.
In CDA analysis we have three stages, viz., description , interpretation, and reproduction. Why have all CDA studies neglected the third stage?
I would like to know what would be the most appropriate CDA method to analyse ideologies and discursive strategies embedded in newspaper articles? The news intended for analysis will be about the amendments and adjustments on economic policies within the outbreak of Covid-19 featured on 2 different news organisations. Appreciate the feeback. Many thanks!
I need recommendations for a course-book for teaching Manipulative Discourse and CDA to BA level students of Translation.
I wanted to work on a comparison between the traditional class discourse interaction analysis and the new discourse version interaction system caused by the virus, and I also wanted to work on the part of the professors' opinions about the differences between these two discourse structures but I need some guidance to know poststructuralism or constructivism and in methodological frameworks, multimodal critical discourse analysis is the right one?. I have also doubted in the comparison that I should have one theory or draw results on two theories.
In advance thank you so much
What kind of research tools that are suitable to be used in conducting this research topic apart from critical discourse analysis (CDA)
Hello, dear science community,
As you know, in the application of any kind of Critical Discourse Analysis, some specific news or paper/speech are chosen and the analysis conducted based on this chosen data. Subjectively choosing a part of all news on a subject is criticized as a bias in some studies. Therefore, instead of selecting some news, I included all the news on a topic (which covers 20 years period) into the thematic analysis and digitized them and obtained a new data set. I will support my main CDA with this quantitative data set.
1. What do you think about my approach?
2. As you can imagine, covering such huge data make it difficult to understand. So I created systematic tables based on van Dijk's CDA. Do you have any alternatives to make it better than my way?
Thanks a lot in advance
I'm about to start a thematic analysis of data from synergetic focus groups and online surveys completed by secondary school student participants. I will conduct an intercoder reliability exercise first using codes related to power, leadership and identity. I am not a linguist but would then like to analyse the coded material using Critical Discourse Analysis, as this aligns with the conceptual framework. Does anyone have any suggestions for further reading on how this could work? It can not be a micro level linguistic analysis as I haven't the background but rather interpreting the thematic data.Any advice gratefully received!
I have been told to look for 2 news reports from different outlets, 2 incidents for a comparison. 4 pieces in total for the analysis.
What does this mean? My focus is on the representation of sea rescues, and I’ve decided to perform a CDA on the following articles below.
They are clearly 2 reports from different outlets, but are they not the same incidents? Perhaps I am overthinking this.
As with other research methodologies, would I need to create a code book?
I would appreciate any guidance on how to create a template a qualitative CDA.
I am planning a project involving critical discourse analysis (CDA) right now. How much working time should I estimate for a given amount of data? Is there any criteria for a qualified estimation?
I have filmed 20/30 participants each for my two studies about migratory decisions and creative resilience actions. The first one I have used Q methodology and aiming to use factor analysis. The second one, I am using autovideographical techniques and aiming to use discourse analysis.
However, I am confused among these three: factor analysis, descriptive discourse analysis, critical discourse analysis, and video interpretive analysis. Any comments, links etc. distinguishing each from the others will be useful. Many Thanks. Rabbani
I am working on work accidents and want to conduct CDA to news about them. However, although I spent a lot of time on CDA, I have problems to how to conduct CDA in a best efficient and objective way.
Could you help me please how to do it, especially I am interested in Van Dijk and Fairclough model.
Can CDA (critical discourse analysis) be a part of a mixed method? And which quantitative method could combine well with CDA in the mixed method for validation or corroboration of the results obtained through CDA method?
For my research I am looking at publications by military and government sources regarding dehumanization in the Rohingya conflict using Fairclough's Critical Discourse Analysis approach.
It is unclear to me whether I should include secondary sources, such independent newspaper articles or the report by the UN fact-finding mission, and if so, how. Fairclough seems to indirectly advocate for the necessity to do so (see below) in order to detect inclusions/exclusions or prominence/marginalization. The how question is basically the following: How do I need to analyze secondary sources in order to ensure a robust discourse analysis of my primary sources?
While he seems to say that we should see takes in secondary sources only as another representation, it is unclear to me whether that implies I need to do another whole discourse analysis or if it suffices to e.g. simply mention some "facts" from the report left out of the military take on an event. Or is there some (analytical/methodological) approach between these two extremes that captures their role as secondary/baseline sources? I haven't found other papers with similar methodological approaches
What Fairclough writes on the matter:
Especially with regard to representations of events, he, for example, mentions paradigmatic relations, relations of choice between what is present and what could have been present but is not ("significant absences"). There is also the following quote from Analyzing Discourse (2003):
“We can look at texts from a Representational point of view in terms of which elements of events are included in the representation of those events and which are excluded, and which of the elements that are included are given the greatest prominence or salience. Rather than seeing such a procedure as comparing the truth about an event with how it is represented in particular texts (which raises problems about how one establishes the truth independently of particular representations), one can see it in terms of comparison between different representations of the same or broadly similar events (see Van Leeuwen 1993, 1995, 1996 for such an approach to Representational meaning)”.
Going with Fairclough's "Analysing discourse: Textual analysis for social research", his method is characterized by a very careful, detailed analysis of texts. He places a lot of emphasis, for example, on grammatical (semiotic) features, such as the relations of clauses to sentences or modality. Now, this method seems applicable to singular texts. However, I'm struggling of how I could apply his analysis style to a large or medium-sized corpus. Do I only code for macro-features? Do I only code particular features I am interested in? Do I code for more grammatical and for more-content based peculiarities (esp. with regard to interdiscursive analysis)?
For my research, I am interested in dehumanization. How do you all apply his method?
Not only Socio-cognition + Discursive Historical Approach, but also any other possibilities combinations.
Can anybody recommend some papers on CDA framework and analytical tool for exploring construction of gender discourse of SDG-5
I am working on a research that will use newspaper reports of a specific religious practice from 1979- 2019. My research questions aim to find the rhetoric and ideological devices used in these reports. I know that Van Djik has a suggested framework in dealing with ideologies, but I am not certain how this can fit into my research, as I also want to see how these ideologies are consumed, produced and reproduced through an interview with participants of this practice. So, Fairclough's three-dimensional concept seems more appropriate. Appreciate your suggestions and feedback.
I am wondering if I can put not only verbal but also visual analysis in stage one (textual analysis) of Fairclough's CDA. I am thinking about Barthes' semiotics to find the connotation of each frame (I am analyzing an advertisement, btw). Do you think it's ok?
I wondered what other's opinions are on this. Regarding coding and biased, selecting codes to prove an hypothesis, and remaining as neutral as possible? I also wondered the best place to find working documents displaying actual research.
I am looking for a syllabus/textbook that I can use to teach a new course on discourse and pragmatics, which can cover the following:
1) introducing the basics of pragmatic theory
2) introducing the basics of discourse analysis
3) covering corpus-driven analysis of discourse, preferably complemented by the use of some user-friendly free software for English discourse analysis
4) broadening into some other related discussions such as inferential/cognitive pragmatics, CDA, literary stylistics, CA and rhetoric, and possibly special DA for language documentation and archiving.
would very much like to hear about others' experience and suggestions
Participant profiles such as those related to students' errors are a common way of projecting integrated data, e.g Elmabruk (2014), but has this been practised in CDA contexts? References to sources are appreciated?
Currently, I m working on a Ph.d research proposal. My study would critically analyze the Intermediate English Textbooks used in the public sector colleges of Sindh, Pakistan.
Researchers are requested to provide Ph.d Research Proposals of Critical Discourse Analysis focusing on the evaluation textbooks used for academic purposes.
I am analyzing a pro-Israel speech by Mark Pence in which he announces that America stands with Israel. I am using presuppositions as a tool of analysis but don't know under which tenet of CDA the scope of my paper would fall.
In fact van Dijk has talked about them in all his books and articles but I do not want a quick idea about them, I am looking for a comprehensive and inclusive account of them. Would you please help me.
I am going to do a historical research in CDA on the role of language on staff's avoiding doing their responsibility. What is theoretical framework to do that? How can I collect date doing data. Thanks a million in advance.
I need to write a research paper that employs Critical Discourse Analysis of tertiary level teachers' perceptions of the magnitude of official workload assigned to them rather than real classroom teaching assignments. I also need to get this data from online teachers' forums so that I may integrate efficacy of Web 2.0 in the research methodology.
Any ideas ?
Interpersonal or interactional metadiscourse was designed for the analysis of academic genres in English (Vande Kopple 1985, Crismore et al. 1993, Hyland & Tse 2004, Hyland 2005, 2008). The scope of texts being subject to this analysis has widened with time, including not only academic but also professional and social genres of different domains. The result of these analyses has challenged the general methodological framework, suggesting new perspectives that can develop it with theoretical and socio-linguistic implications (Suau Jiménez 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017). A re-framing of the model would possibly be necessary if we want it to cater for new research in a variety of genres, domains and languages.
I'm working on proximisation in the presidential address, applying Cap's (2013) theory. But I want to incorporate how speakers (presidents) negotiate access to addressees via cognitive. lexical and discourse forms.
I am seeking to understand the contextualized meaning of a specific word for a specific population via their use of the word in narraives. This seems to call for a semiotic approach to narrative analysis. Where would be a good place to find information as to how to go about doing that?
Thank you in advance.
I am doing a Critical discourse analysis along with semiotics on political cartoons from USA and Russia on Syrian war context. However, I am still confused with my conceptual framework.
Anyone have any suggestions?
I am using Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) particularly, Discourse Historical Analysis to do the data analysis and I wanted to know if there is what could be said to be a good sample size. My preliminary finding is that some of the tweets are senseless
I want to use CDA to analyze educational policy documents; more specifically US educational laws related to English language learners. Although I was able to find several studies that use CDA as a method, none of these studies analyze ed. policies' documents.
I am not searching for "general explanations" about what "critical hermeneutic analysis" and "critical discourse analysis" are (no textbook definitions, I can find those myself). What I do want to know is how they are different (ideally, an expert in both methods could answer this question).
I would also appreciate works that critique this view of context.
Discourse analysis is a broad field that not only studies language use 'beyond the sentence boundary', but also prefers to analyze 'naturally occurring' language use in real-time interaction.Discourse analysis has been taken up in a variety of social science disciplines, including linguistics, education, sociology,interactional socioloinguistics, cognitive psychology,cultural studies,communication studies, etc, each of which is subject to its own assumptions, dimensions of analysis, and methodologies.
Today, the focus on 'cultural' has shifted to 'inter' in "interculturalism" which involves moving beyond mere passive acceptance of a multicultural fact of multiple cultures effectively existing in a society and instead promotes dialogue and interaction between cultures.
I am researching the potrayal of women's leadership in new media as a strategy to create networks and mass mobilization
Does anyone know the social networking sites/forums where ESL/EFL instructors exchange their teaching experiences and offer researchers a venue for critical discourse analysis of their insights ?
CDA is often regarded as an approach to the study of discourse rather than a method to analyze data derived-from a discourse based study. I do not feel that the methodology called CDA can appropriate the notion of critical for
discourse analysis, especially when the research is more interested in issues about fairness and equitability than issues about critical agenda such as social power abuse. I'm wondering what you think about doing discourse analysis in a critical manner and whether any differentiation can be made between what is called cDa (as opposed to descriptive discourse analysis) and CDA?
I plan to work with 6 secondary school teachers about pedagogic leadership and leadership identity following their small scale practitioner research and I thought small story methodology with some critical discourse analysis might work?
I think the rhetorical positionings of person deixis (I/you and exclusive we/ inclusive we) are predictable and over-flogged
I'm not sure if I understand this level of analyse in a good way. So I'm looking for good examples.
I am conducting a CDA research on islam representation in western online media using CDA model of Fairclough and I am grateful for any information on it.
"Critical Discourse Analysis" being the branch of discourse analysis made popular by Norman Fairclough and focusing on social power relations.
I am focusing on three newspapers for my `analysis with differing political leanings but I am just trying to figure out what methodology would be appropriate to use in this situation. I am thinking that critical discourse analysis would be best but would appreciate some ideas or commentary on this. I am unsure what method within critical discourse would be the most suited to my question and how I would then structure this in my paper. (I will be using a time frame of around 1 week including the time before and after the death of Aylan Kurdi which will give at least 30 or more articles from the three papers)
Any comments or suggestions would be fantastic!
I'm reviewing literature on recent empirical works that have CDA as an analytical method. I'll appreciate information on free of charge sources. Thank you in advance.
Critical Discourse Analysis is the study of language either verbal or nonverbal. It deals with the understanding of meaning hidden in the utterances. Teachers, Linguists, and professionals apply various tools of CDA for the analysis of language. Can such tools be applied for the analysis of poetic language?
I want to analyse a political leader's speech linguistically and critically.The speech is not in English.Can you guide me what is the more reliable data source?Should I listen to the speech and translate it in English myself and then analyse it? or should I get an already translated (by someone) version of the speech in written form from internet and analyse that? or something else?
As language and culture are intertwined, I was wondering how a bilingual person develops his/her cultural identity. Does the person acquire the culture of L1, or that of L2? I'd appreciate your opinion.
I'm currently working on my MA linguistic thesis that deals with narratives of people suffering from Sexual Orientation Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (SO-OCD or also called HOCD). My aim is to do a corpus analysis and critical discourse analysis of these narratives and compare them to coming out narratives of self-identified gay people. My aim is to explore if both groups share some similarities or if there are differences.
Are ethnic groups equally and fairly represented? Does the content in Social Studies textbooks counter common stereotypes and perceptions about each ethnic group or does it validate them?