Chapter 4 | The Discourse-Historical Approach

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In: Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis

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By: Ruth Wodak Edited by: Ruth Wodak & Michael Meyer Published: 2001 | 1st Edition
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The Discourse-Historical Approach
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Contents
  • Defining the approach63
  • Theoretical background63
  • The notion of ‘discourse’65
  • The history of the discourse-historical approach67
  • The research programme67
  • Political and discriminatory discourses70
  • The analysis of discriminatory discourse: the case-study of the FPÖ petition ‘Austria first’ 1992–372
  • Categories of analysis72
  • Arguing for and against discrimination73
  • The ‘Austria first’ petition77
  • Conclusions and procedures: a summary93
  • Further reading93
Defining the approach
Theoretical background1

Struggles and contradictions characterize our modern world and Western societies. Nowhere is homogeneity to be found. ...

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