A Critical Discourse Analysis of Family Literacy Practices: Power in and out of Print

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Appendix E

Chart of Critical Discourse
Analysis Definitions and Codes

QUESTIONS TO ASK IN EACH (AND ACROSS) DOMAIN
OF ANALYSIS

Fairclough (1992a) suggested selecting "cruces" or moments of crisis in the data as an entry point into the analysis. These are moments in the discourse when it is evident something is going wrong. Fairclough wrote, "such moments of crisis make visible aspects of practices which might normally be naturalized, and therefore difficult to notice; but they also show change in process, the actual ways in which people deal with the problematization of practices" (p. 230).


I. Genres/Textual

Ways of interacting

The object of this domain of analysis is to describe the organizational properties of interactions. What are the ways of interacting that comprise the genre?


Microlinguistic analysis:

What are the microlinguistic aspects of this text?


Analysis in this domain includes:

Thematic structure of the text

Information focus

Cohesion devices (parallel structure, repetition)

Wording

Metaphors

Turn taking


II. Discourses/Interpersonal:

Ways of representing

The object of this domain is to describe how knowledge is represented and from what perspective. What are the processes by which the text is

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