Texts and Practices: Readings in Critical Discourse Analysis


Texts and Practices provides an essential introduction to the theory and practice of Critical Discourse Analysis. Using insights from this challenging new method of linguistic analysis, the contributors to this text reveal the ways in which language can be used as a means of social control.The essays in Texts and Practices :* demonstrate how critical discourse analysis can be applied to a variety of written and spoken texts* deconstruct data from a range of contexts, countries and spheres* expose hidden patterns of discrimination and inequalities of power Text and Practices , which includes specially commissioned papers from a range of distinguished authors, provides a state-of-the-art introduction to critical discourse analysis. As such it represents an important contribution to this developing field and an essential text for all advanced students of language, media and cultural studies.Contributors include: Dr Norman Fairclough, University of Lancaster; Prof. Roger Fowler, University of East Anglia; Prof. Michael Hoey, University of Liverpool; Prof. Gunther Kress, University of London; Mary Talbot, Odense University, Denmark.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Roger Fowler
  • Gunther Kress
  • Theo Van Leeuwen
  • Norman Fairclough
  • Teun A.Van Dijk
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1996


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