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Title: A New Agenda in (Critical) Discourse Analysis
Subtitle: Theory, Methodology and Interdisciplinarity
Edited By: Ruth Wodak
Paul Chilton
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=DAPSAC%2013
Series Title: Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 13

Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) has established itself over the past two
decades as an area of academic activity in which scholars and students from
many different disciplines are involved. It is a field that draws on social
theory and aspects of linguistics in order to understand and challenge the
discourses of our day. It is time for A New Agenda in the field. The
present book is essential for anyone working broadly in the field of
discourse analysis in the social sciences. The book includes often critical
re-assessments of CDA's assumptions and methods, while proposing new
route-maps for innovation. Practical analyses of major issues in discourse
analysis are part of this agenda-setting volume.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements ix
Ruth Wodak xi–xii

PART I. Interdisciplinarity and (C)DA
Three models of interdisciplinarity
Theo van Leeuwen 3–18
Missing links in mainstream CDA: Modules, blends and the critical instinct
Paul Chilton 19–51
Critical discourse analysis in transdisciplinary research
Norman L. Fairclough 53–70
Contextual knowledge management in discourse production: A CDA perspective
Teun A. van Dijk 71–100
Lighting the stove: Why habitus isn't enough for Critical Discourse Analysis
Ron & Suzie Scollon 101–117

PART II. Implementing Interdisciplinarity
Analyzing European Union discourses: Theories and applications
Ruth Wodak and Gilbert Weiss 121–135
'European Identity Wanted!': On discursive and communicative dimensions of
the European Convention
Michal Krzyzanowski 137–163
Deliberation or 'mainstreaming'? Empirically researching the European
Florian Oberhuber 165–187
"It is not sufficient to have a moral basis, it has to be democratic too.":
Constructing "Europe" in Swedish reports on the Austrian political
situation in 2000
Christoph Bärenreuter 189–211
Language, psychotherapy and client change: An interdisciplinary perspective
Peter Muntigl and Adam Horvath 213–239

PART III. Inside and Outside traditional disciplines
Anthropology of institutions and discourse analysis: Looking into
Irène Bellier 243–267
The role of a political identity code in defining the boundaries of public
and private.: The example of latent antisemitism
András Kovács 269–281
Social order and disorder: Institutions, policy paradigms and discourses:
An interdisciplinary approach
Tom R. Burns and Marcus Carson 283–309

Biographical Notes 311–314
Index 315–321

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027227039
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Pages: 322
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