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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?
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Software may help, but I do not believe that it is mandatory.
Here is the method I use (with a reference):
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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
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The wisest thing is to test several of them on your corpus, with patience !!
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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?
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This project sounds wonderful. I hope you're enjoying working on it!
From my perspective, it is a good idea to write honestly about the challenges and realities of selecting films and why you did/didn't choose certain things, and it sounds like you have a good starting point for this already with your textual dialogue bit (though remember to define what you mean by textual dialogue). Some questions to reflect on: are they all from a specific country? Are they in different languages or one? Are they studio films, independent films, a mix? So you might say, for example, you are focusing on Anglophone studio films if you are, or a mix if you're not. Again remember to define, eg what is a studio film. Are they on streaming services or did you see at festivals, cinemas etc? You might be honest about what you've been exposed to/able to locate and recognise there will be more examples you've not come across or been able to see due to access challenges (not being available to watch or not subtitled in a language you speak, for example). Reflect on how you did actually identify them - did you ask around, or had you just seen these 30 films already? Did you Google search?
So basically, describe how you selected them and reflect critically on this process and you should be fine. It is likely to be a question that comes up in a viva if you're going to have one for this project so be prepared to chat about it too, and remember there isn't a 'right' way to select texts so reflecting on how/why you did what you did is key.
Best of luck with your project!
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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.
Best regards
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Thank you for your kind reply, sir..
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Dear all,
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.
Much appreciated.
Kind regards, Mai
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I Intend to take this assignment through Fairclough's Critical Discourse Analysis framework
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The research sample is selected from three print media, with the following classification:
1. Right-wing party newspaper
2 . Left-leaning newspaper
3 . A private, non-partisan newspaper.
Or the sample is selected as follows:
1. partisan newspaper.
a. A party newspaper hostile to it.
p. Government newspaper.
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I'm looking for research results in this field.
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My MA thesis applies a structural narrative theory to an author's text. I will update on this when the journal article is available. Watch the space!
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When preparing a project I clicked on project interest, which now fills up my entire project (CDA, discourse theory and hegemony) with publications of someone else on peace education. I want to remove that, but I cannot see how to do this.
Thanks!
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I have faced the same problem... trying to remove it.
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The fungus is Comoclathris sp. I am not able to revive it on PDA, MEA and CDA, can anybody suggest please??
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Thankyou Sir. I will definitely try this
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I need a CDA theory for analyzing emotions in text and talk.
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I would recommend Sarah Ahmed"s The Cultural Politics of Emotions, which casts light on the relationship among language, social structures and bodies. Combining queer, feminist, and Marxist theories Ahmed emphasizes how emotions move in the intersection of bodies and categories like of gender, race, class, sexuality, and ethnicity. Emotions move through the circulation and materialization of bodies in repeated social discursive acts.
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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.
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Thank you very much for the reading recommendation. I realize that social interactions within the scope of Discourse Analysis go in the same direction as understanding Symbolic Interactionism, which is very interesting for my research on social memory.
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In CDA analysis we have three stages, viz., description , interpretation, and reproduction. Why have all CDA studies neglected the third stage?
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We all agree upon the three stages in a CDA studies, viz., description , interpretation and reprodution. The first sheds some light on the text /discourse itself, the second endeavours to bring to the surface the ideologies the text/ discourse is pregnant with. Reproduction means giving linguistic solutions and amendments to the misuse of language and how to face , amend and correct these points of abuses, inequalities, ill-use of power, etc.
This is what Fairclough meant by Reproduction .
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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!
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Hello,
In my opinion Van Dijk's Socio-cognitive model might be an effective method for your research.
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I need recommendations for a course-book for teaching Manipulative Discourse and CDA to BA level students of Translation.
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I would go for one of the books below:
1. Critical Discourse Analysis (2020) by Michael Farrelly (Sage)
2. The Practice of Critical Discourse Analysis: an Introduction (2013) by Meriel Bloor and Thomas Bloor (Routledge)
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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
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Hi dear friends,
Thank you very much for sharing the great information with me.
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What kind of research tools that are suitable to be used in conducting this research topic apart from critical discourse analysis (CDA)
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Hi, Fatin Ilia Ahmat ! To analyse the language behind their reasoning for not reporting, I suggest doing interviews/focus groups among people who have been sexually harassed. It might be difficult to conduct a data collection that requires going to a field work, but perhaps there is a way you can do this virtually?
You can perform discourse analysis, and as you analyse your data, some themes will emerge. You can decide which aspect of language and linguistics to focus on from there. Perhaps narrative analysis if you do interviews/focus group discussions? That way, you can particularly look at their experiences and examine the factors that may influence their decision in not reporting their sexual harassment encounters.
Hope this helps. :)
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Is there such thing as false interpretation in Literature?
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An interpretation is considered admissible if it's not in contradiction with the text, but since the text is open and polysemous, the return to the text is often insufficient to determine the validity of the interpretations, which are diverses and can be contradictory. Literary interpretation is both subjective and in part conditioned by interpretative communities (Fish). We cannot use a criterion of truth (true / false) but an intersubjective validation process (admissible / contestable), in other words to be admissible an interpretation must be recognized as such by other readers. We must then turn to the explanation by the readers of the sources of their interpretations. In my educational research, I have shown that teachers refer more to literary culture and students to the values ​​shared in their communities as well as to their personal experiences of the world. Thank you for the rich discussion!
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Hello fellows,
I am focusing on newspaper discourse in terms of use of modal auxiliaries. I want to know which CDA approach will be best for the analysis of modal auxiliaries.
Thank you
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I suggest Text World Theory and/or Menatl Space Theory. However, modality itself due to its categories and subcategories makes a very good theoretical framework for the analysis of any discourse.
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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.
My questions:
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
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Given that you have a corpus in the electronic version, I would definitely consider using some stylometric indexes and thematic concentration, or carrying out keyword and collocation analyses, etc. They could provide you with a solid springboard for further interpretations.
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CDA has been a prominent analytical method and theory at the same time. It has some points of strength.
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Its strength lies in that it delves into the underlying relations involved in discourse. Thus, it tries to provide an in-depth investigation of the power relations that can be unfolded in the discourse at hand.
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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!
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Thank you - all very helpful.
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What is the best CDA model for analyzing the data that are selected from interview, or TV. films, or media programs?
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Dear Dr Hashim, You can consult Paltridge's Discourse Analysis (2012) for a survey of the available models. Besides, the size and orientation of your dataare both influential in adopting or adapting a suitable model.
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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.
Thank you,
james
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As far as I understand the articles, they are both about Iranian migrants attempting to cross The Channel. So, if may not be an "incident" in the strict sense, I would say that these articles are about the same topic and therefore comparable.
Best wishes, Marie
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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?
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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
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Actually, you have listed four items instead of three. For what I know, factor analysis is a statistical method. Descriptive and critical discourse analysis are analyses of texts with different foci. Not sure about the last one.
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Hello everybody,
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.
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Thanks a lot for yout valuable advices Zouheir Maalej and Reza Biria
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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?
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The decisions involved in combining any two methods within mixed methods depend on not only the purposes that each separate method will serve but also the ways in which you plan to integrate what you learn from each method.
One possible mixed method approach that you might consider is a sequential Explanatory design. (QUANT --> qual). In this case the qualitative method serves as a follow-up study to help explain the results of the original quantitative study. In particular, the role of the qual study is often to explain how and why the quant study produced the results that it did.
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I mean literary works of all kinds are not real, they are faked by on person ; hence, no real characters or emotions are found as in the real life situations!!
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This is because you don't know how to write. How do you think writers create "fake" -what an absurd qualificative for creation- characters and emotions if not basing themselves on real life? Do you really think they have any other building material? From outer space, maybe? It comes from their own life or from friends' or even from the news. That's why at times novels express better a society at a certain time (Love in cholera times, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, f.e.), and then are more "real" than any scholar approach with statistics.
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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)”.
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Can I recommend this vlog by Prof. Tara Brabazon. She speaks about grey literature in academic research. In ways that support this endeavor
In short, yes, use grey literature.
I am currently drafting a journal article, using Fairclough's discourse analysis in a new an innovative way. Be brave. lead the world. show us your way. If I were you,
I would analyse the secondary texts in the same way i analysed the primary texts, to prove to the reader there is rigor in the analysis, to the degree that I was consistent with the analysis of both types of sources and can therefore compare / link analysis of the primary and secondary texts.
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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?
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One popular criticism of CDA is that texts are not analyzed as rigourously and comprehensively as claimed in different CDA approaches (Faircloughian CDA included). This criticsm is problematic in that it is simply impossible do a "full" analysis of each text (i.e. analyze every single linguistic or semiotic feature in every single text) as this will result in a lack of analytical focus in one single paper/ project.
I am not familiar with corpus methodogies and how to code a corpus of texts for doing CDA. But to do a Faircloughian CDA, you must first identity the feature(s) you want to scrutinize. Perhaps you should first manually look at some of texts you have and see if there are any recurring patterns (can be at the lexical level, syntactic level or even the generic level - or all/some of them). This is a "pilot observational study". And if all the texts in your corpus come from the same source (e.g. the same newspaper/ the same instituion), then these recurring patterns may presumably be in more of your texts and you can start coding your texts according to these identified features. Based on these identified features, you will need to choose relevant analytical tools for your analysis. Some people also tend to test a parcular method of analysis and if that's your plan, then you need to already have an analytical tool in mind before identifying features. But this way of doing research may be more time-consuming as you never know whether the method of analysis fits your data.
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Not only Socio-cognition + Discursive Historical Approach, but also any other possibilities combinations.
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Thank you very much for answering my question, Reza Biria, Ali Salman Hummadi
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Can anybody recommend some papers on CDA framework and analytical tool for exploring construction of gender discourse of SDG-5
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Check me on researchgate and you would hopefully find some articles addressing the issue.
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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.
Thanks!
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Thank you so much for the suggestions. I really appreciate them. I'm still trying to understand how I can fit some of the suggestions into my research. It's a daunting task to say the least! Thanks again.
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can ironic utterances play a role in constructing identity and underpin ideological stance of the speaker?
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As a branch of critical social analysis, CDA tends to focus on discourse and on the relations between discourse and other social elements , particularly on the way discourse figures in ideologies and power relations. As such politicians and experts in advertising usually use a specific language that is intended to have an effect on its audience. Rhetorical devices such as repetition, metaphor, and irony are most frequent stylistic elements that public orators calling on targeted populations frequently employ. Among these, irony plays a pivotal role since it is the reflection of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for emphasizing an intended idea adorned with humor. In point of fact, ironical messages are conveyed through metaphor and leave a more profound trace in the mind of the addressee. Politicians are crowd pleasers and they use irony to achieve this end.
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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?
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Oke ..
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Hello,
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.
Thanks
Anja
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Hi Mark,
This is fantastic. Thank you massively.
So the coding is based on theory and obviously personal bias. Because Im studying text - and furthermore literary - I'm delayering the study.
So, to avoid bias in this situation, as much as possible, I'm considering the authorial intent within the wider parameters of rhetorical function and then against genre-specific function?
Do you think surmising against these wider frames of significance protect - as much as one can - against bias?
Again, thank you. You have really got me thinking.
Ill refer to these refs.
Best
Anja
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Can anyone suggest me tools or a model to apply in doing a linguistic critical discourse analysis of newspapers?
Thank you very much indeed.
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Dear Jamal,
You have to have a good command of Systemic Functional Grammar by M. Halliday. The common denominator of Fairclough, van Dijk , Hodge and Kress and van Leeuwen is their employment of Systemic Functional Grammar. If you would like to focus on "who did what to whom, what is not said rather than what is said" concerning social power abuse, dominance and inequality, read Halliday.
Best,
N. Kansu-Yetkiner
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Hi Regine,
I think it's rather difficult to answer your question without knowing a bit more about your research project. With CDA in mind for what? Ashkan's reply assumes (perhaps rightly) that you aim to carry out some kind of textual analysis. If so, which text or texts, and why?
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Are there any in-text linguistic realization of this strategy? Thank you
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I agree with the previous answer that evidence of power abuse may not always be linguistic in nature. The only suggestion I can make is that the power abuse may sometimes be marked by the use of either lexical items or propositions that can be interpreted as either patronising or explicitly insulting towards those who are perceived by the speaker/writer to be of lower rank or status in a given social environment.
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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
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I think it is better to design a new syllabus with chapters chosen from different sources .It will be more enriching
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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?
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certainly, the role of teachers' power and control in classroom conversations is significant, they initiate and provide feedback and follow -up activities. critical discourse analysis should be done through classroom observations and recording to investigate this power critically.
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Dear All,
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.
Regards,
Sheeraz Ali
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Why not .....given .. you understand the interdisciplinary nature of CDA and you are aware of the criticisms against it,you can develop a proposal ...,employing mixed -methods approach which can enable tackle possible flaws could be useful
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I already checked four media, PDA, SDA, CDA and mycoocy. but get nothing only mycelium grows well.
Thanks in advance
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This depending on incubation period, increasing incubation period more than 72h Increase your chances of getting spores... good luck
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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.
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As you know, according to CDA, language is a form of social practice. From this perspective, you can describe, interpret, analyze, or critique social and political life reflected in text by using critical discourse analysis (CDA). For the application of CDA specific research methodology in the analysis of political discourse, especially at the level of international relations, I recommend:
Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis edited by Ruth Wodak & Michael Meyer (2001).
Chilton, P. and C. Schäffner (2002). Introduction: Themes and Principles in the Analysis of Political Discourse. In P. Chilton and C. Schäffner (eds.), Politics as Text and Talk. Approaches to Political Discourse. 1–41.Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
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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. 
Thanks!
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If you refer to the strategies for analizing discourse from a CDA perspective, perhaps chapter 10 of my book "Perspectives on Discourse Analysis: Theory and Practice" could be of help.
All best,
Laura Alba-Juez
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 Thanks, Dr. Doyle, for interesting links related to my answer. The second link did not work, but I have found the correct link is as follows (comparison of the two shows that a spacing after "ioe-" was a problem):
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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. 
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I think such kind of work relates to a field study as identifying people avoiding doing their responsibility is somehow fuzzy. On what criteria can you pass a judgement on whether X is avoiding her/his responsibility or not? I could not get the point of doing an "historical" research, why historical?  
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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 ?
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Dear Inayat,
First, I will situate this question within the UK state education system as I am not clear at which teaching position you are aiming.  There are very different practical elements and expectations on 'teacher' based on their organisation (nursery, primary, secondary, college, university). 
For example, in state schools, there is a much greater demand on marking and planning compared to university.  For example, as a secondary school teacher, my working life was teaching, marking, planning. This is similar for primary schools too.  If we take my wife, for example, she leaves home about 7am in the morning and returns about 6pm. By 730pm she is marking the students work so that she can plan her lessons for the next day and typically finishes about 11pm. My practical life at university focuses on other facets but can be equally as time demanding. 
There are many blogs on the internet which cover work-life balance (example attached). Also, within the Uk all teacher unions carry stress surveys which include work-life balance data (see attached). 
Hope this helps
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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. 
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Dear Reza Biria,
Thank you for your answer and your interesting comments and files, some of which I already knew, especially Hyland and Tse (2004), which I have largely used in my own research and in my master's classes (www.uv.es/maes). It is true that the issues concerning the inner weakness of the model have been pointed out in a number of ways, but it is also true that, as far as I know, there haven't been serious theoretical or methodological proposals on how to tackle this problem. This is why I have posed the question here. As I said before, some colleagues and myself will hold a round table at the next CILC 2017 in Paris, where we'll attempt to pinpoint the problem taking into account our own research difficulties and results from different variables (corpus, genre, domain and language). We'll also try to reach some conclusions/proposals that can help further research. I would also like to refer you to the following file, which is my humble contribution to this matter so far. Once the round table is approved by the CILC committee I will announce it in this platform.
Best,
Francisca Suau-Jiménez
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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. 
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Maybe you can find some more ideas in this journal (it is bilingual  - Porteguese and English):
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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.
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Although I made my doctorate with Greimas, I would not recommend getting involved with his complicated theories, given the rather modest aim of you interest in narrativity. I think the best text on narrativity, with no particular epistemological presuppositions, in Logique de récit, by Claude Bremond from 1973. As far as I know, there is no English translation. The best overview in English may still be Narratology : the form and functioning of narrative, by Gerald Prince, from 1982. Both references are rather old, but Prince at least has an ongoing online handbook project here: http://www.lhn.uni-hamburg.de/users/gerald-prince
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Göran Sonesson
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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?
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Choosing your framwork depends very much on your goals. Joost Schilperoord and myself are preparing a chapter on editorial cartoons from an argument theoretical point of view, based on a lecture we gave in the Cognitive Linguistics conference
Schilperoord, J., & van den Hoven, P. J. (2011, July). Interpreting visual arguments in cartoons. Paper presented at the 11th ICLA Conference, Xian, China.
Joost published a very nice article on Iwo Jima cartoons:
Schilperoord, J. (2013), Raising the Issue: A Mental-Space Approach to Iwo Jima-Inspired Editorial Cartoons. Metaphor and Symbol, 28. 185-212.
 I think that a cognitive approach (mental space theory or some other conceptual framework) is very productive. Also look at the methods used in:
Schilperoord, J. & Maes, A. A. (2009), Visual metaphoric conceptualization in editorial cartoons. In C. J. Forceville & E. Urios-Aparisi (Eds.), Multimodal metaphor. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 213–243.
For a (cognitive) rhetorical approach you can take a look at my book (Gold mining, see here on RG).
References to more political appraoches are easy to find in for example Schilperoord 2013.
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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
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Hi! I am not an expert in CDA, What I have done is research with surveys + interviews. In that case, the results of the quantitative analysis helped me to design the sample for the qualitative part. The qualitative sample was designed following the lines of variation found with survey data.  If you found that tweets vary according to characteristics A, B and C, then you need to draw at least three samples of tweets for the qualitative part: one sample of those that comply with charact A, another sample that comply with charact B, etc.  This is just a suggestion, whilst someone with more expertise in CDA can answer. Warm regards,
Inés 
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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.
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Hello! I have analysed 33 years of Singapore's education (neo-liberal) policies using various forms of CDA approaches and formulating my own theoretical-analytical framework in the process.
This is a link to my thesis: "Inequality as meritocracy: a critical discourse analysis of the metaphors of flexibility, diversity, and choice, and the value of truth in Singapore’s education policies, 1979 - 2012" http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:382530
I have also published an article from it: "INEQUALITY AS MERITOCRACY
The use of the metaphor of diversity and the value of inequality within Singapore's meritocratic education system" http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17405904.2015.1034740?journalCode=rcds20
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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).
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Critical hermeneutic analysis is concerned with the analysis of ideas, treating statements as resources (e.g. Foucault, Derrida). As a result, this kind of analysis is rather abstract even thought the analysis attempts to reveal what is hidden in the text. Simply put, critical hermeneutic analysis lacks social analysis including intertextuality. CDA attempts to explain the opaque relationships between language and social world. Text is the evidence on which the analysis is based. The most fundamental difference between the two is that CDA is a political project in which the analysts take a position, usually of the dominated one.  
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What are the most salient theories for diglossic code switching, other than that of Mayers-scotton?
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Which of Myers-Scotton's theories are you referring to? Since you mention 'diglossic' code-switching and this refers to high- and low-status languages or varieties, I would assume that you are referring to her social theories of markedness and rational actors, outlined in Myers-Scotton (1993), Social motivations for code switching. If so I would agree with the above reply suggesting Garcia's translanguaging, and would also recommend Pennycook and Makoni's (2007) Disinventing and reconstituting languages, and the state-of the-art overview of code switching research in Gardner-Chloros's 2009 book Code-switching.
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I would also appreciate works that critique this view of context.
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Dear Onwu,
Widdowson's "Text, Context, Pretext" might be helpful for you insofar Widdowson's book provides a critical engagement with Critical Discourse Analysis. He discusses in depth various ways of understanding and defining "context".
Regards,
Ingmar
P.S. By way of advertising my own work, if I may, I like to point you to a paper in which I sketch an approach to ethnographic and postconstructivist discourse analysis which allows for studying text and context and their politics empirically, without the need to imagine some "normative conditions" that are actually out of scope of the study.
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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.
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Interculturalism strengthens connections with other countries by accepting their immigrants into our society.As people come together different ideas are shared and others can learn things from cultures that can help make the community better. Pizza for example is a food loved around Canada but it was made by the Italians.
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I am researching the potrayal of women's leadership in new media as a strategy to create networks and mass mobilization
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Hai Made,
Attahed abstract about leadership, you can contact me for more discussion. thanks
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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 ?
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I will share them with you ,  inayat, 
these are my papers on CDA:
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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?
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Dear Ali,
Unlike Wafa, I believe that cDA and CDA are not the same. Such a difference is best defined based on the level of analysis. Clearly, when you adopt a micro-level, pragmalinguistic approach, you simply focus on features of texture and surface level elements like discourse markers, diectic elements, thematic progression, and so on. However, on a more esoteric, macro-level involving a sociopragmatic analysis, the analyst tries to use discursive elements as a resource for fathoming out writers'/speakers world of ideation and cognition.
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R. Biria
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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?
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Small story analysis coupled with CDA sounds like a good combination! Here's a piece that you may find useful, both for mining references and for seeing small stories methodology applied.
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I think the rhetorical positionings of person deixis (I/you and exclusive we/ inclusive we) are predictable and over-flogged
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Dear Akin Adetunji,
I'd suggest you the two following volumes:
- Duszak, Anna (ed.). 2002. Us and Others: Social Identities across Languages, Discourses and Cultures. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
- Pavlidou, Theodossia-Soula  (ed.) Constructing Collectivity: ‘We’ across Languages and Contexts, Benjamins.
Best wishes,
Carla Bazzanella
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I'm not sure if I understand this level of analyse in a good way. So I'm looking for good examples.
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Dear Violetta Kopinska,
Following the guidelines provided by Halliday (1994); Fairclough (2003) and Kress, and van Leeuwen(2000), interdiscursivity in CDA involves a mediating level of analysis which is crucial to integrating social and linguistic analyses. I think you can see a clear example by reading may paper investigating G.W. Bush's and Obama's second term inaugural speeches published in Journal of Pragmatics . A prominent figure on this line of research is also  Alessandro Capone.
I hope this can help.
Good luck with your research.
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R. Biria
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Moving from the foundations od discourse analisis
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Your question is very general, but most relevant. It is indeed essential to be aware of these differences.
The general tendency is a move away from language as structure towards language use with references to Wittgenstein (meaning as use) and speech act theory (speaking as acting; how to do things with words).
A first important publication was Foucaults "L'ordre du discours" (introductiry lecture at the Collège de France in 1970). Foucault's poststructuralist and postmodernist theory links discourse to implicit power structures.
The power perspective is not general in discourse analysis. Researchers coming from different disciplines take different angles. Sociologists put the emphasis on sense construction, whereas linguists stress the pragmatic aspect by opposing text and discourse. In both cases a reconstruction of social reality via text analysis is an important point. Norman Fairclogh "Discourse and Social Change" (1992) provides a practical overview.
The discourse concept of Habermas and Apel is different from the fore mentioned line. There focus is on communicative acting.
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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.
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 Hello Umar and fellow scholars. This question is very relevant to my research interests on the topic of the representation of Islam and Muslims, especially in English-speaking countries. It would be great to have your thoughts on the attached questions.
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"Critical Discourse Analysis" being the branch of discourse analysis made popular by Norman Fairclough and focusing on social power relations.
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I don't know exactly what Emma wants through the question. Even though I will not add something very different from what Christine and Jessica said, I will venture a few comments or points about CDA methods. "CDA methodologies" is van Dijk's favorite way of doing CDA; he denies the status of "theory" to CDA. Across the four "schools" of CDA (van Dijk, Wodak, Fairclough, and Gee), I find van Dijk's methods more in line with critical linguistics (a la Fowler and Halliday) and pedagogical for teaching and even research purposes. van Dijk proceeds methodologically in his socio-cognitive perspective through framing, lexical items, syntactic structures, semantic strategies, and rhetorical strategies. I think this confirms Emma's "dissecting and codifying texts and social patterns." However, CDA for van Dijk is more than that. He argues that:
“Indeed, if we want to explain what discourse is all about, it would be insufficient to merely analyse its internal structures, the actions being accomplished, or the cognitive operations involved in language use. We need to account for the fact that discourse as social action is being engaged in within a framework of understanding, communication and interaction which is in turn part of broader sociocultural structures and processes” (van Dijk, 1997: p. 21).
Van Dijk, Teun A. “Political Discourse and Political Cognition.” Proceedings on Congress on Political Discourse, Aston University, July 1997.
In line with van Dijk's socio-cognitive perspective and cognitive linguistics, I proposed to use the metaphoric processing of discourse as a rhetorical strategy:
Maalej, Z. (2007). Doing critical discourse analysis with the contemporary theory of metaphor: Towards a discourse model of metaphor. In C. Hart & D. Lukeš (Eds.), Cognitive linguistics in critical discourse studies: Application and theory (pp. 132-158). Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press.
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Hello.
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!
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Hi Isobel 
If I were in your shoes I would look at positive and negative emotions in the texts (Sentiment analysis). There are many approaches to examine this and my favorites would be estimating the changes overtime (before and after refugee case). There are many available online tools to text mining negative and positive emotions in the texts. One popualr software these days is LIWC, http://liwc.wpengine.com/. However, I always say that R is my best analysis choice. 
Examining these areas may tell something about the general trend of the media regarding the imposed type of emotions that they intend to spread among its audience (It is just a thought, nothing scientific here).
Best,
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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.
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You should Know "Discourse in Society", http://www.discourses.org/,  It offers the work in critical discourse studies of Teun Van Dijk, one of the worl leaders in this field. Above all, it is essential to know his model to study representation on media. In this web yo can get for free his articles about ideology, racism, etc. related tu DCA.
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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?
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Dear Sheeraz Ali,
Yes, you can apply CDA to poetry – I hope the following references/ links are of assistance
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Paul Chaney
Dalia Gavriely-Nuri (2012) Cultural approach to CDA, Critical Discourse Studies, Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2012, pages 77-85. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17405904.2011.636484
Snežana Dabić (2010) Discourse analysis versus philosophic reading of a literary text: The herne's egg, W.B. Yeats, Critical Discourse Studies, Volume 7, Issue 2, May 2010, pages 113-125 DOI:10.1080/17405901003675414  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17405901003675414
Arran Stibbe (2014) An Ecolinguistic Approach To Critical Discourse Studies, Critical Discourse StudiesVolume 11, Issue 1, January 2014, pages 117-128 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17405904.2013.845789
el-Malik, Shiera S. (2015) Interruptive discourses: Léopold Senghor, African Emotion and the poetry of politics, African Identities, Volume 13, Number 1, 2 January 2015, pp. 49-61. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2013.838368
Roberts; Brasel; Crawford (2014) Poetry as praxis: An exploration of poetry discourse as qualitative inquiry, Journal of Poetry Therapy, Volume 27, Number 4, 2 October 2014, pp. 167-181. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08893675.2014.948262
Romanus, Aboh (2013) Proverbs and Euphemisms as Discourse Strategies in Joe Ushie's Poetry, African Studies, Volume 72, Number 1, 1 April 2013, pp. 107-120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00020184.2013.776199
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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?
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So Musharraf's speech is given in Urdu and in English. Languages you both sufficiently speak.That is good. Do you also happen to have studied English and Urdu linguistics? If not it would be good to find someone to assist you to compare the linguistic features related to your research question (e.g. compare means to express something in one language as compared to the other)
Of course you write your analysis in English but the linguistic analysis has to be done based on Urdu linguistics for the Urdu part and based on English linguistic for the English part (if the languages differ with respect to the feature analysed). What specifically is your research question - the structure or phenomenon your interested in? Or is it just a descriptive analysis?
There are transcription rules for Urdu orthography to English (see file attached) to include readable transcriptions in your paper.
Best X.
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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.  
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It is important to define what we mean by "culture" and "identity." After a bit of reading and thought, I came up with this working definition of the first of these concepts:
"Culture. The collective ideas, values, and patterns of behavior of a group of people; culture consists of a set of intertwined subsystems, the generally blurry borders of which do not necessarily coincide; these cultural subsystems are transmitted and learned, and are constantly adapting to the changes in the geographic and social context of the group."
These cultural subsystems include things like economic strategies, social organization, material technologies, music, dance, visual symbolic systems, verbal symbolic systems, etc. Thus language is but one aspect of culture, intertwined (as Cameen says in the initial question) with these other aspects.
If you were to construct a three dimensional graphic model for plotting the distribution of cultural subsystems throughout space and time, then place within it data from groups of people living in some concrete geographic and chronological frame, you would probably find that each subsystem has distinct, blurry and overlapping boundaries. In some cases there may be no overlap at all. The complexity of the situation makes it difficult to make a clear association between language and other cultural subsystems, since these do not line up along neat boundaries, like those of political maps, which give us an extremely limited vision of human cultural complexity.
Ethnic identity is a separate but related matter. Language may be an important factor in defining ethnicity, but it is not the only one, nor is it a necessary component. Any cultural subsystem, or combination of these, may come into play. An individual's or a group's ethnicity is flexible and may change in a short span of time, as a response to a changing social and cultural context, and to internal processes of transformation. Nationalism may be thought of as a sort of macroethnicity, usually invented and imposed upon a population by a nation state.
In this framework, a bilingual person sometimes (but not always) learns to transcend his or her ethnocentricity, realizing that there are other equally valid ways of being and doing. This transcendental perspective permits one to have deeper interpersonal relationships with people from other cultural contexts, acquiring what I like to call a "horizontal gaze," that is, a healthy acceptance of their otherness.
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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.
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Have a look on the Researchgate profile of Monnica Williams and colleagues. They published recently a few papers about this topic.
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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?
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Hi Kady,
I think may textbooks hardly address the issues we come across. However, teachers need to pay attention towards publishing their own materials. 
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The following group sizes and setting are all that I know of. Please feel welcome to add further and discuss the pros and cons for relevant criteria. Use the # to refer to a model you want to discuss.
1. The most mentioned group size for critical discussion in scientific literature is 1:1, opponent and proponent. But there might be other group sizes and setting that have a positive effect on collaborative deliberation or other quality criteria. #1:1
2. @Deanna_Kuhn applied a 2:2 setting in teaching "critical thinking", because the discussion between same-side participants might improve the meta-talk and therefore the critical thinking skills. #2:2
3. the research area about conflict resolution mentions a 1:1:1 setting, which translates into proponent, mediator and opponent. #1:1:1
4. the research area about online deliberation is researching about large-scale discussions via a structured communication model, like IBIS (e.g. http://deliberatorium.mit.edu/login?english, http://www.reasonwell.com/). #many:many
5. the subreddit http://www.reddit.com/r/changemyview applies a one to many communication model. One participant is stating and explaining her/his view and other participants a welcomed to argue for a change of that view. #1:many
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@Brahim_Bouali @Erik_Aasland
So you both think, that models that have a faciliator are better than the one without? Is there any evidence for this in respect to critical discussions or deliberations?
@Erik_Aasland 
I do not believe that a note taker does have much effect on the quality of the discussion. If you agree, your model would be the already listed 1:1:1, right?
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I am interested in learning about critical discourse analysis, and possibly employing it in future research. I find van Dijk's considerations on discourse analysis and ideology particularly interesting.
Not being from the field, I know little of it and the little that I know is not very transparent in methodological terms. Starting from scratch, I feel the need of a text on critical discourse analysis that is a little more operational in terms of offering guidelines, basic questions, procedures, to direct practical work.
Do you know any such text (if freely available PDF, all the better...) that can be helpful to a beginner and at the same time offer practical guidelines on how to conduct critical discourse analysis? Thanks for the attention.
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Mediating racism The role of the media in the reproduction of racism: http://www.discourses.org/OldArticles/Mediating%20Racism.pdf
0 Introduction: What Is Critical Discourse Analysis?: http://www.discourses.org/OldArticles/Critical%20discourse%20analysis.pdf
Hope you enjoy it. Luisa
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It is very difficult to accurately specify the theories underpinning CDA. Into the bargain, problematization of events and realities as the epicenter this discipline,presumably  without a precise theoretical background,  has created misgivings among some scholars . I'd be delighted and elated to to receive your reflections and thoughts on this significant quandary . 
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I don't see why. To start from a real-world problem and develop a theory from attempts to solve it seems acceptable to me. cf. Newton 'theorizing' gravity to explain why an apple falls to earth. Where CDA has had its detractors (e.g. Prof. Widdowson) in the past has been because of the tendency of its practitioners to start from a problem close to their hearts and, because of that emotional involvement, compromise their ideal academic 'scientific' neutrality, skewing their interpretations for political/ideological reasons. In science, to be emotionally involved in an outcome is usually bad. Much as I like CDA, especially the earlier stuff, I'm not sure how satisfactorily they have answered this objection...
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I mean some principles, structure of analysis, may be samples of analysis of professional discourse, especially engineering. Please, help me. Thank you very very much.
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I have found about 20 works from different fields, but I would like to know of others. Thanks in advance! 
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Hi Silvia,
Generally, poststructuralist or postmodern strands of disability studies will either explicitly  focus on 'discourse(s) of/and disability' or serve as a good theoretical/methodological foundation for such analyses. Here are some suggestions:
Corker, M. (1998) ‘Disability Discourse in a Postmodern World’, in Shakespeare, T. (ed) The Disability Reader: Social Science Perspectives. London: Continuum, 221-233.
Corker, M. and Shakespeare, T. (eds) (2002) Disability/ Postmodernity: Embodying Disability Theory. London: Continuum.
Campbell, F. K. (2009) Contours of Ableism: The Production of Disability and Abledness. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Davis, L. J. (2002) Bending over Backwards: Disability, Dismodernism, and other Difficult Positions. New York: New York University Press.
Tremain, S. (ed.) (2005) Foucault and the Government of Disability. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press.
Hope that helps. Best wishes,
Teo