The Practice of Critical Discourse Analysis: An Introduction

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This book provides an introduction to the aims, theories and practices of critical discourse analysis (CDA).
It is mainly concerned with the linguistic aspects of CDA. It provides an introduction to the different types of language analysis that are employed in CDA (frequency analysis, coversation, transitivity and reference, and figurative language, for example) and seeks to provide readers with the skills to apply them in different contexts to various types of texts: political speeches, marketing pieces, literary works, advertising, multimedia persuasive texts, discourses on race, gender, and politics.

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This book provides a fantastic view of critical discourse and its use. The authors provide in-depth understanding in a basic way that any student can grasp. I found the book to provide an excellent reference and instruction on what CDA is and how to use it.

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About the author (2007)

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Meriel Bloor is a Fellow of the Centre for English Language Teaching at the University of Warwick. She is also a Visiting Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Birmingham. Thomas Bloor is a Fellow of the School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston University.

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