Methods of Critical Discourse Studies
- Ruth Wodak - University of Lancaster, UK
- Michael Meyer - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Communication Research Methods | Discourse Analysis | Sociological Research Methods
This is a sophisticated and nuanced introduction to critical discourse analysis (CDA) that covers a range of topics in an accessible, engaging style. With international examples and an interdisciplinary approach, readers gain a rich understanding of the many angles into critical discourse analysis, the fundamentals of how analysis works and examples from written texts, online data and images.
This new edition:
- expands coverage of multimodality
- adds two new chapters on social media and analysis of online data
- supports learning with a guided introduction to each chapter
- includes a new and extended glossary
Clearly written, practical and rigorous in its approach, this book is the ideal companion when embarking on research that focuses on discourse and meaning-making.
This volume offers the most thorough introduction to current methods and areas of application of critical discourse analysis, collecting and representing the work of the leading scholars in the field. This book is a must and an invaluable resource for scholars and students interested in the nexus between discourse, power and society.
This is the best overview of CDS I know. Revised, updated with new topics such as social media, and easier to read. This book is a must for all students of discourse studies.
A classic collection on critical discourse analysis. Bringing together seminal pieces by the leading figures of the field and innovative contributions by younger scholars, this updated and enhanced edition constitutes both an important scholarly achievement and a most valuable teaching resource.
The book is undoubtedly
an essential read and a valuable sourcebook for scholars and students interested in the
interplay among discourse, ideology and power.
I have noticed an increased interest in CDA among research students. This book is scientifically designed to guide students on the method. The most interesting aspects is the clear, explicit yet rigorous approach taken in writing this book.
An interesting read, enabling students to develop their knowledge and understanding of the topic.
Really useful to have a guide that looks at a good range of approaches to doing critical discourse analysis. Will include on the recommended reading for our MA module in Qualitative Methods and also recommend to undergrads using CDA for their dissertations.
- Expanded coverage of multimodality
- Chapters on social media and analysis of online data
- A guided introduction to each chapter
- A new and extended glossary
- Updated pedagogy: student-focussed examples, further reading lists, and tasks/activities
Sample Materials & Chapters
Critical Discourse Studies: History, Agenda, Theory, and Methodology