1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies

Edited By John Flowerdew, John Richardson Copyright 2018
    656 Pages
    by Routledge

    656 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies provides a state-of-the-art overview of the important and rapidly developing field of Critical Discourse Studies (CDS). Forty-one chapters from leading international scholars cover the central theories, concepts, contexts and applications of CDS and how they have developed, encompassing:

    • approaches
    • analytical methods
    • interdisciplinarity
    • social divisions and power
    • domains and media.

    Including methodologies to assist those undertaking their own critical research of discourse, this Handbook is key reading for all those engaged in the study and research of Critical Discourse Analysis within English Language and Linguistics, Communication, Media Studies and related areas.


    1. Approaches

    Norman Fairclough: CDA as dialectical reasoning

    Teun van Dijk: Socio-cognitive approach

    Martin Reisigl: Discourse Historical Approach

    Per Ledin & David Machin: Multi-modal Critical Discourse Analysis

    Christopher Hart: Cognitive Linguistic Critical Discourse Studies

    Piotr Cap: Spatial Cognition

    Nicholas Subtirelu & Paul Baker: Corpus-based approaches

    Dalia Gavriely: Cultural Critical Discourse Analysis

    Tom Bartlett: Positive Discourse Analysis

    2. Analytical methods

    Meriel Bloor and Thomas Bloor: Systemic Functional Linguistics

    John Flowerdew: Critical Discourse Studies and context

    Michal Krzyzanowski: Ethnography and Critical Discourse Studies

    Alexandra Polyzou: Pragmatics

    Carl Ng: Metaphor

    Manfred Keinpointer: Rhetoric and argumentation

    Isabela Fairclough: Deliberative discourse

    3. Interdisciplinarity

    Bernhard Forchtner: Critical Discourse Studies & Social Theory

    Nico Carpentier: Discourse-theoretical analysis (DTA)

    Sean Phelan: Critical Discourse Analysis & Media Studies

    Mariana Achugar: Critical Discourse Analysis and History

    Laura Filardo Llamas & Michael Boyd: Critical Discourse Analysis & Politics

    Crispin Thurlow: Critical discourse studies in/of applied contexts

    4. Social Divisions and Power

    David Block: Class and class warfare

    Susana Martínez Guillem: Race/Ethnicity

    Michelle Lazar: Feminist Critical Discourse Studies

    Heiko Motschenbacher: Sexuality in Critical Discourse Studies

    Ruth Wodak: Discourses about Nationalism

    Christian Chun: Neoliberalism, globalization and Critical Discourse Studies

    Aditi Bhatia: The Discursive Construction of Terrorism and Violence

    John E Richardson: Fascist discourse

    5. Domains and Media

    Rebecca Rogers: Critical Discourse Analysis and Educational Discourses

    Jothie Rajah: Legal discourse

    Arran Stibbe: Critical Discourse Analysis and Ecology

    Darren Kelsey: Journalism

    Felicitas Macgilchrist: Textbooks

    Alon Lischinsky: Critical Discourse Studies and branding

    Theo van Leeuwen: The critical analysis of musical discourse

    Emilia Djonov & Theo van Leeuwen: Software

    Majid KhosraviNik: Social Media & ‘Web 2.0’

    Goran Eriksson: Critical Discourse Analysis of reality television

    John Bateman: Critical Discourse Analysis and film


    John Flowerdew is Emeritus Professor at City University of Hong Kong and a visiting professor at Lancaster University. He has authored and co-authored several books including: Advances in Discourse Studies (with V. K. Bhatia and R. Jones, 2008), Critical Discourse Analysis in Historiography (2012), Discourse in English Language Education (2013), and Discourse in Context (2014). He serves on the editorial boards of a range of international journals, including Critical Discourse Studies, Journal of Pragmatics, Journal of Language and Politics, and Journal of English for Specific Purposes.

    John E Richardson is a Reader in Critical Discourse Studies at Loughborough University. He is Editor of the international journal Critical Discourse Studies and has authored or edited several books including: Analysing Media Discourses (2011), Analysing Fascist Discourse (2013), Advances in Critical Discourse Studies (with M. Krzyzanowksi, D. Machin, and R. Wodak, 2014), and British Fascism: A Discourse-Historic Analysis (forthcoming).

    "This Handbook is well written and organized, and its significant contribution to the development of CDS is undeniable, for it reflects the major theoretical and methodological achievements and serves as an indispensable guide for researchers and advanced students to conduct their specific research projects in CDS, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, politics, (social) media studies, communication and other neighboring disciplines."

    - Yunhua Xiang, College of Foreign Languages, Jilin University, P.R. China