Critical Discourse Analysis: Theory and Method


Presents key theories and methodologies of critical discourse analysis (CDA) through substantive practice in analyzing language and discourse in real-world texts, with a focus on understanding ethical implications of how people, events and issues are represented. Theoretical frameworks from e.g. Foucault and Laclau & Mouffe are examined in the context of linguistic approaches from e.g. Saussure, Halliday and Blommaert. Primarily aimed at junior/senior Linguistics majors but open to upper-class/graduate students majoring in allied humanities/social science fields. Some knowledge of language/linguistics is helpful, though not necessary.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • R
  • SS
Typically Offered
Spring Only