2nd Edition

Texts and Practices Revisited Essential Readings in Critical Discourse Analysis

    292 Pages 9 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    292 Pages 9 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    292 Pages 9 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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


    1 Introduction

    Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard and Malcolm Coulthard


    Chapter 2

    Critical Linguistics

    Roger Fowler and Gunther Kress


    Chapter 3

    Technologisation of Discourse Revised

    Norman Fairclough


    Chapter 4

    Transmedia Identities: Critical Analysis and New Media

    Jay Lemke


    Chapter 5

    Performance and politics

    Theo van Leeuwen


    Chapter 6

    Euphemizing Exclusion and the racialization of space
    Ruth Wodak


    Chapter 7

    The Official Version

    Malcolm Coulthard




    Chapter 8

    Social Movement Discourse

    Teun van Dijk

    Chapter 9

    The anti-establishment discourses of the radical right in Spain and their political


    Luisa Martín Rojo

    Chapter 10

    Negative Discourse Analysis, Narrative, and Post-Literate Culture

    Phil Graham


    Chapter 11

    Analyzing discourses in diagrams, flow charts and data presentation

    David Machin


    Chapter 12

    CDA as local praxis: Educational media and antigender/sexuality discourse in news reports in Uruguay

    Germán Canale


    Chapter 13

    Disgusting politics: circuits of affect and the making of President Bolsonaro

    Rodrigo Borba


    Chapter 14

    Ageism, sexism and semiotic representation

    Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard


    Chapter 15

    Multimodal Biography of a Revolutionary Feminist

    Mary Talbot


    Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard is Professor of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil and Senior Research Fellow in the Department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham, UK, where she taught and researched for many years (1996–2012). She has published extensively in the areas of Critical Discourse Analysis, Media, Gender Studies, Social Semiotics and Visual Communication. Her most recent publication is the edited volume Innovations and Challenges: Women, Language and Sexism, Routledge, 2020.

    Malcolm Coulthard is Emeritus Professor of Forensic Linguistics at the University of Aston, UK, and Emeritus Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Birmingham, UK. He was one of the founders of the School of Discourse Analysis at the University of Birmingham and his book An Introduction to Discourse Analysis was the groundbreaking work for the area of Discourse Analysis. Recent publications include: A Handbook of Forensic Linguistics, 2021 and (with Alison Johnson and David Wright) An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence, 2017.

    '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