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Discourse and Social Change

Norman Fairclough
Polity Press, 1992
1. udgave, 5. oplag 1998, 259 sider
ISBN 0745612180

This book is a critical introduction to discourse analysis as it is practised in a variety of disciplines today, from linguistics and sociolinguistics to sociology and cultural studies. The author shows how the concern with the analysis of discourse can be combined in a systematic and fruitful way, with an interest in broader problems of social analysis and social change.
Fairclough provides a concise and critical review of the methods and results of discourse analysis. He discusses the descriptive work of linguists and conversation analysts as well as the more historically and theoretically oriented work of Michel Foucault.
Against the backcloth of this critical overview, Fairclough develops an original framework for discourse analysis which formly situates discourse in a broader context of social relations. This framework brings together text analysis, the analysis of processes of text production and interpretation, and the social anlysis of discourse events. It breaks new ground by showing how the analysis of discourse and textual processes can be combined with the study of political and ideological change. The usefulness of this approach is demonstrated by means of specific and up-to-date examples.
This book wil be invaluable as an introduction to current debates concerning discourse, power and ideology and as a practical guide for the analysis of texts.

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