This is a second edition of the ground- breaking volume Texts and Practices: Readings in Critical Discourse Analysis, which was the first published collection of chapters presenting critical discourse analysis theory and practice. Critical discursive approaches have now become the main trend in most discursive and semiotic investigations. It was then, and is especially now, predominantly concerned with identifying, demystifying and resisting the ways language and semiotic systems are used to reflect, create and sustain inequalities in specific contexts.
This new collection presents contributions by all six of the living authors who were central to the first edition: Norman Fairclough, Theo van Leeuwen, Teun van Dijk, Ruth Wodak, Carmen Caldas-Coulthard and Malcolm Coulthard – plus an edited version of a jointly authored classic chapter originally authored by Roger Fowler and Gunther Kress. There are four new chapters written by the other leading members of the foundational 1990s European Critical Discourse Analysis group: Phil Graham, Jay Lemke, David Machin and Louisa Rojo and two by young critical discourse researchers who have risen to prominence more recently: Rodrigo Borba and Germán Canale.
Texts and Practices Revisited: Essential Readings in Critical Discourse Analysis provides a representative collection of work which, while authored by the pioneering researchers of the first wave of CDA, illustrates their most recent concerns and their latest analytical techniques. It is an essential text for all advanced students of English language, linguistics, media and cultural studies.
List of Contributors
Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard and Malcolm Coulthard
Roger Fowler and Gunther Kress
Technologisation of Discourse Revised
Transmedia Identities: Critical Analysis and New Media
Performance and politics
Theo van Leeuwen
Euphemizing Exclusion and the racialization of space
The Official Version
Social Movement Discourse
Teun van Dijk
The anti-establishment discourses of the radical right in Spain and their political
Luisa Martín Rojo
Negative Discourse Analysis, Narrative, and Post-Literate Culture
Analyzing discourses in diagrams, flow charts and data presentation
CDA as local praxis: Educational media and antigender/sexuality discourse in news reports in Uruguay
Disgusting politics: circuits of affect and the making of President Bolsonaro
Ageism, sexism and semiotic representation
Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard
Multimodal Biography of a Revolutionary Feminist
'Over a quarter of a century has passed since the first path-breaking volume entitled Texts and Practices: Readings in Critical Discourse Analysis. That volume charted the emergence of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) as a radical new field in the study of language in social life, with the editors and the contributors being key players in the definition of the field, and developing new lines of theory-building and of research practice. The publication of this new volume, Texts and Practices Revisited, represents another significant landmark in the CDA field. It showcases the strengths of the early work, alongside new lines of critical inquiry that have been developed and consolidated by different generations of CDA scholars, in different regions of the world. Both volumes will be read together by future scholars. Together, they provide a unique overview of the powerful conceptual compasses that have been designed and recalibrated within the field. They also provide invaluable insights into the ways in which these analytic approaches have been applied in research that is committed to the unveiling of the role of discourse and ideologies in the construction, and reproduction, of asymmetries of power and social inequalities.'
Marilyn Martin-Jones, University of Birmingham, UK