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ERIC Number: EJ1099420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
Critical Discourse Analysis Research Methods for the English Classroom
Alford, Jennifer
English in Australia, v50 n3 p15-20 2015
Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) is an approach to analysing the discourses that operate in social contexts, such as classrooms in schools, and their material effects on people, such as teachers and learners. CDA offers a range of ways of engaging with the relationship between texts in context and the power they exercise. In this article, I overview key approaches and provide detail of Fairclough's (1992, 2003) textually-oriented, linguistic method of CDA, with an example from my own research. I offer a challenge for English teachers, as researchers, to "make strange" the familiar world of their classroom work, and in so doing, identify possibilities for productive change.
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Language: English
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