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Journal Title: Critical Discourse Studies
Volume/Issue:   9/
Issue Title: Doing Discourse Analysis: methods, tools, approaches
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: Virtual Special Issues - Critical Discourse Studies

As part of the inaugural editorial of Critical Discourse Studies, published in
2004, the Editors listed five sets of questions that they hoped the journal
could develop. We are pleased to present a new series of virtual special issues
which bring together key articles published in CDS addressing those topics.

The five virtual special issues will be released throughout this year,
and the latest, Doing Discourse Analysis: Methods, Tools, Approaches,
is available to read online now:

The issue includes a sample of free to access articles and an introduction by
Editor John E. Richardson.

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In Times of Crisis: A Corpus Approach to the Construction of the Global
Financial Crisis
in Annual Reports
Alon Lischinsky
Vol. 8, No. 3, 2011

The Entrepreneurial University: A Discursive Profile of a Higher Education Buzzword
Gerlinde Mautner
Vol. 2, No. 2, 2005

Categorization, Interaction, Policy, and Debate
William Housley & Richard Fitzgerald
Vol. 4, No. 2, 2007

Actor Descriptions, Action Attributions, and Argumentation: Towards a
Systematization of CDA Analytical Categories in the Representation of Social Groups
Majid KhosraviNik
Vol. 7, No. 1, 2010

Towards an Analytics of Mediation
Lilie Chouliaraki
Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006

Specters of Wal-Mart: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Stories of Sam Walton’s Ghost
David M. Boje & Grace Ann Rosile
Vol. 5, No. 2, 2008

The Design of a Theoretical, Methodological, Analytical Framework to Analyse
Hegemony in Discourse
Nicolina Montesano Montessori
Vol. 8, No. 3, 2011

Labour, Workers and Work: Sociological and Linguistic Analysis of Political
Irene Vasilachis de Gialdino
Vol. 7, No. 3, 2010

Critique, the Discourse–Historical Approach, and the Frankfurt School
Bernhard Forchtner
Vol. 8, No. 1, 2011

The Politics of Victimage: Power and Subjection in a US Anti-Gay Campaign
Michael Blain
Vol. 2, No. 1, 2005

‘No Reconciliation without Redress’: Articulating Political Demands in
Post-Transitional South Africa
Aletta J. Norval
Vol. 6, No. 4, 2009

Written in Sand: Language and Landscape in an Environmental Dispute in
Southern Ontario
Bonnie McElhinny
Vol. 3, No. 2, 2006

Feminist Critical Discourse Analysis: Articulating a Feminist Discourse Praxis
Michelle M. Lazar
Vol. 4, No. 2, 2007

Critical Discourse Analysis and Metaphor: Toward a Theoretical Framework
Christopher Hart
Vol. 5, No. 2, 2008

Discourse as a ‘Linguistic Object’: Methodical and Methodological Delimitations
Jürgen Spitzmüller & Ingo H. Warnke
Vol. 8, No. 2, 2011

Critical Semiotic Analysis and Cultural Political Economy
Bob Jessop
Vol. 1, No. 2, 2004

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Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Text/Corpus Linguistics
History of Linguistics
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