Critical discourse analysis

Definition, approaches, relation to pragmatics, critique, and trends

Linda R Waugh, Theresa Catalano, Khaled Al Masaeed, Tom Hong Do, Paul G. Renigar

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Abstract

This chapter introduces the transdisciplinary research movement of critical discourse analysis (CDA) beginning with its definition and recent examples of CDA work. In addition, approaches to CDA such as the dialectical relational (Fairclough), socio-cognitive (van Dijk), discourse historical (Wodak), social actors (van Leeuwen), and Foucauldian dispositive analysis (Jӓger and Maier) are outlined, as well as the complex relation of CDA to pragmatics. Next, the chapter provides a brief mention of the extensive critique of CDA, the creation of critical discourse studies (CDS), and new trends in CDA, including positive discourse analysis (PDA), CDA with multimodality, CDA and cognitive linguistics, critical applied linguistics, and other areas (rhetoric, education, anthropology/ethnography, sociolinguistics, culture, feminism/gender, and corpus studies). It ends with new directions aiming towards social action for social justice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPerspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy and Psychology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages71-135
Number of pages65
Volume4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NamePerspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy and Psychology
Volume4
ISSN (Print)2214-3807
ISSN (Electronic)2214-3815

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Keywords

  • (Socio)pragmatics
  • Critical approaches
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Critical discourse studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics

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Waugh, L. R., Catalano, T., Al Masaeed, K., Do, T. H., & Renigar, P. G. (2016). Critical discourse analysis: Definition, approaches, relation to pragmatics, critique, and trends. In Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy and Psychology (Vol. 4, pp. 71-135). (Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy and Psychology; Vol. 4). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12616-6_4

Critical discourse analysis : Definition, approaches, relation to pragmatics, critique, and trends. / Waugh, Linda R; Catalano, Theresa; Al Masaeed, Khaled; Do, Tom Hong; Renigar, Paul G.

Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy and Psychology. Vol. 4 Springer International Publishing, 2016. p. 71-135 (Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy and Psychology; Vol. 4).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Waugh, LR, Catalano, T, Al Masaeed, K, Do, TH & Renigar, PG 2016, Critical discourse analysis: Definition, approaches, relation to pragmatics, critique, and trends. in Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy and Psychology. vol. 4, Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy and Psychology, vol. 4, Springer International Publishing, pp. 71-135. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12616-6_4
Waugh LR, Catalano T, Al Masaeed K, Do TH, Renigar PG. Critical discourse analysis: Definition, approaches, relation to pragmatics, critique, and trends. In Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy and Psychology. Vol. 4. Springer International Publishing. 2016. p. 71-135. (Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy and Psychology). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12616-6_4
Waugh, Linda R ; Catalano, Theresa ; Al Masaeed, Khaled ; Do, Tom Hong ; Renigar, Paul G. / Critical discourse analysis : Definition, approaches, relation to pragmatics, critique, and trends. Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy and Psychology. Vol. 4 Springer International Publishing, 2016. pp. 71-135 (Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy and Psychology).
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