Meaning trouble-spots: critical discourse analysis and social engagement.

Durant, Alan (1998) Meaning trouble-spots: critical discourse analysis and social engagement. In: Poder-decir o el poder de los discursos. Rojo, Luisa Martin and Whittaker, Rachel, eds. Arrecife Producciones & Ediciones de la Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, pp. 121-147. ISBN 9788492379217



This chapter, originally published in Spanish, addresses the ‘outcome question’ which troubles any practice of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA): what specific consequences, in terms of social action, are calculated or likely to follow from this form of critique? A range of strategies for social engagement commonly held to give direction to CDA are outlined, and problems inherent in such strategies are examined by means of a freeze-frame on a project in which the author was engaged.

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This chapter originally published in Spanish as ‘Aspectos problematicos del significado: analisiscritico del discurso’ (translation by Pedro Tena of, ‘Critical discourse analysis and social engagement’).

Research Areas:A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
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