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    New opportunities for discourse studies: combining Discourse Theory, Critical Discourse Studies and Corpus Linguistics

    Brown, Kathy (2024) New opportunities for discourse studies: combining Discourse Theory, Critical Discourse Studies and Corpus Linguistics. Journal of Language and Politics. ISSN 1569-9862

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    This paper proposes a methodological framework that integrates poststructuralist Discourse Theory (DT), Critical Discourse Studies (CDS) and Corpus Linguistics (CL). While previous research has discussed potential compatibility between combinations of these approaches, there have been few attempts to bring them all together into a cohesive research programme. Fostering dialogue between diverse methodological perspectives can facilitate multi-level analysis to capture the complex dynamics of sociopolitical issues. In this vein, the article presents the methodological tree, an analogy used to illustrate how these traditions may come together to complement one another. This foundation lays the groundwork for practical application in discursive analysis, with a flexible analytical structure proposed and examples provided to illustrate its implementation. It is hoped that the article can stimulate further discussion around how DT, CDS and CL can be brought together to harness their strengths.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Discourse Theory; Critical Discourse Studies; Corpus Linguistics; poststructuralism; mixed-methods; discourse;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of English, Media & Theatre Studies > Media Studies
    Item ID: 18117
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    Depositing User: Dr Katy Brown
    Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2024 09:56
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Language and Politics
    Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Irish Research Council, UKRI
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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