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The Critical Discourse Analysis paradox: A brief research reflection


Terry, DR, The Critical Discourse Analysis paradox: A brief research reflection, Internet Journal of Language, Culture and Society, (38) pp. 42-44. ISSN 1327-774X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) is a means of criticising or critiquing the social order of power,inequality and hegemony in language. Within a doctoral study CDA was used to determine if social power, dominance, and inequality are enacted and reproduced through the text and talk of key participants. A reflection of the researcher experiences is provided as the results were analysed and prepared for publication. The discussion highlights there are other also discourses of power and hegemony which may impact researchers and authors themselves as they report and discuss discourse which marginalises those individuals and groups for whom the research is being conducted. As researchers and academics attempt to articulate and discuss discourse which marginalise and stigmatise, they need to acknowledge and recognise the discourse, which impacts their own ability to advocate for change, adjustment and empowerment

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Critical Discourse Analysis, hegemony, social power, reflexivity, researcher
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other education
Research Field:Other education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Terry, DR (Mr Daniel Terry)
ID Code:86548
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2013-09-24
Last Modified:2017-01-16

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