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Discourse, knowledge, power and politics: towards critical epistemic discourse analysis
Dijk, Teun Adrianus van
Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament de Traducció i Ciències del llenguatge; UPF
Although both are fundamental terms in the humanities and social sciences, discourse and knowledge have seldom been explicitly related, and even less so in critical discourse studies. After a brief summary of what we know about these relationships in linguistics, psychology, epistemology and the social sciences, with special emphasis on the role of knowledge in the formation of mental models as a basis for discourse, I examine in more detail how a critical study of discourse and knowledge may be articulated in critical discourse studies. Thus, several areas of critical epistemic discourse analysis are identified, and then applied in a study of Tony Blair’s Iraq speech on March 18, 2003, in which he sought to legitimatize his decision to go to war in Iraq with George Bush. The analysis shows the various modes of how knowledge is managed and manipulated of all levels of discourse of this speech.
2010-05-05
Anàlisi del discurs polític
Poder (Ciències socials)
Llengües - Aspectes polítics
Blair, Tony,1953-
Iraq
Discurs
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