Critical Discourse Studies

  • ‘Post-fascism’, or how the far right talks about itself: the 2022 Italian election campaign as a case study
    Critical Discourse Studies15 April 2024By Katy BrownGeorge Newtha Department of Media Studies, Maynooth University, Maynooth Co. Kildare, Irelandb Department of Politics, Languages, and International Studies, University of Bath, Claverton Down, UKKaty Brown (she/her) is an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at Maynooth University. Her research focuses on the mainstreaming of the far right, centring principally on the role that mainstream actors play in normalising far-right discourse. Her current project examines the effects of media reporting on the far right across Ireland, France, Italy and the UK.George Newth (he/him) is Lecturer in Politics at University of Bath. His research focuses on the normalisation of the far right via discourses of common sense, populist and far right articulations of regionalism and nationalism, and the history of the Lega Nord and Lega per Salvini Premier.
  • Analysing the language of political conflict: a study of war rhetoric of Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky
    Critical Discourse Studies09 April 2024By Innocent ChiluwaJurate Ruzaitea Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UKb Department of Foreign Language, Literary and Translation Studies, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, LithuaniaInnocent Chiluwa is a Professor in Applied linguistics (discourse studies), media and communication studies. He is a visiting professor at the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, Heriot-Watt University. His research interests include discourse studies, media and conflict; social movement studies; social media and society; online activism and protest, terrorism and political violence. He is on the Editorial Boards of Discourse & Society (SAGE), Journal of Multicultural Discourses (Routledge), Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (Taylor & Francis), and Humanities and Social Sciences Communications (Springer Nature).Jūratė Ruzaitė is a Professor at the Department of Foreign Language, Literary and Translation Studies and a Senior Researcher at the Centre of Intercultural Communication and Multilingualism at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania. She is the Associate Editor of the Lithuanian Applied Linguistics Journal and a Board Member of the Lithuanian Association of Applied Linguistics. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, language and ideology, hate speech, propaganda, and disinformation.
  • Johnsonism and crisis management: a critical narrative analysis of the UK Prime Minister’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
    Critical Discourse Studies05 April 2024By Alma-Pierre BonnetLinguistics Research Center – Corpus, Discourse and Societies (CEL), Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Lyon, FranceAlma-Pierre Bonnet is a Senior Lecturer in British studies at Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, France. His research interests centre around political communication and political strategy. His current research focuses on the use of storytelling and narratives in political discourse, in particular through the use of critical narrative analysis.
  • Evaluating the American-Chinese trade war on Chinese social media: discourses of nationalism and rectifying a humiliating past
    Critical Discourse Studies01 April 2024By Gwen BouvierQiang GengWenting Zhaoa Institute of Corpus Studies and Applications, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of Chinab Institute of Corpus Studies and Applications, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, People’s Republic of ChinaGwen Bouvier (PhD, University of Wales) is a Distinguished Professor at Shanghai International Studies University, Institute of Corpus Studies and Applications. Her main research interests are digital communication and civic debate on social media. Professor Bouvier's publications have drawn on critical discourse analysis, multimodality based on social semiotics, and online ethnography. She is the Associate Editor for Social Semiotics and Book Review Editor for Discourse & Society and the Journal of Multicultural Discourses.Geng Qiang is a Professor of Translation Studies at the Institute of Corpus Studies and Applications of Shanghai International Studies University. His main research interests are corpus-based translation studies, translation history in modern China and discourse analysis. His recent publication, apart from 60 articles on topics related to translation studies and discourse analysis, is Belief and Technique: Imaginary Construction of China’s Socialist Translation Discourse (Xiamen University Press, 2023, in Chinese).Wenting Zhao is a PhD student at Örebro University. She has done research on social media communications about motherhood and women's health. Her main research focus now is related to health communications on social media, specifically children and women's health.
  • Constructing Africa in Chinese international news reporting: peace or conflict journalism?
    Critical Discourse Studies01 April 2024By Valerie A. CooperInnocent Chiluwaa Department of Media and Communication, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealandb Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UKValerie Cooper is a lecturer in Media and Communication at the Victoria University of Wellington -Te Herenga Waka, New Zealand. Her research focuses on global power dynamics in communication, including communication for development, public diplomacy and media representations. She is especially interested in these dynamics across the Asia Pacific region and the African continent. She conducted her PhD research in Hong Kong and South Africa, where she examined Chinese and American media outlets acting as public diplomacy mechanisms in the Global South.Innocent Chiluwa is a professor in Applied linguistics (discourse studies), media and communication studies. He is a visiting professor at the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, Heriot-Watt University. His research interests include discourse, media, and conflict; social movement studies; social media and society; online activism and protest, terrorism and political violence. He is on the Editorial Boards of Discourse & Society (SAGE), Journal of Multicultural Discourses (Routledge), Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (Taylor & Francis), and Humanities and Social Sciences Communications (Springer Nature).
  • Gendered expectations and the framing of Afghan women in peacebuilding: a critical discourse analysis
    Critical Discourse Studies01 April 2024By Federica FornaciariLaine GoldmanDepartment of Arts & Humanities, National University, San Diego, CA, USADr. Federica Fornaciari is Full Professor in the Department of Arts & HUmanities at National University in San Diego, California. She received a doctorate in Communication from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a MA in Journalism and Mass Communication from Marshall University. Her research and teaching revolve around digital identities, privacy issues, frame theory, equality, and media representation.Dr. Laine Goldman is Full Professor in the Department of Arts and Humanities at National University in San Diego, California. She received a dual master’s in Film and Telecommunications from Ohio University and a doctorate in Social Sciences from Tilburg University, in the Netherlands. Laine is a social scientist interested in media representation, the new freelance workforce, and organizational change and empowerment.
  • Snyder and Habermas on the war in Ukraine: a critical discourse analysis of elite media discourse in Germany
    Critical Discourse Studies01 April 2024By Helmut GruberDepartment of Linguistics, University of Vienna, Vienna, AustriaHelmut Gruber is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies at Vienna University. His research interests focus on (social) media and political communication (esp. political speeches), genre studies, conflict communication, and computer-mediated-communication under a socio-pragmatic perspective as well as on coherence structures in (students’) academic writing. He has widely published on all these (and some more) topics. He is editor-in-chief of Pragmatics (John Benjamins).
  • The ‘Black Pete’ debate in Flemish newspapers: from conflict to moderation
    Critical Discourse Studies01 April 2024By Martina TemmermanBelinda TournetDepartment of Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussel, BelgiumMartina Temmerman is an Associate Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. She is the director of the master’s in journalism programme in the Department of Applied Linguistics, where she teaches linguistic discourse analysis and journalistic writing classes. She is a member of the Brussels Institute for Journalism Studies. Her research focuses on the linguistic analysis of journalistic texts.Belinda Tournet obtained a master’s degree in journalism from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium in 2021. She works as a specialist in political communication and she is an Associated Member of the Brussels Institute for Journalism Studies.
  • Investigating the language of conflict and peace in critical discourse studies
    Critical Discourse Studies01 April 2024By Innocent ChiluwaHeriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UKInnocent Chiluwa is a professor in Applied Linguistics (discourse studies), media and communication studies. He is a visiting professor at the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. His research interests include discourse studies, media and conflict; social movement studies; social media and society; online activism and protest, terrorism and political violence. He is on the Editorial Boards of Discourse & Society (SAGE), Journal of Multicultural Discourses (Routledge), Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (Taylor & Francis), and Humanities and Social Sciences Communications (Springer Nature).
  • Representations of gender in conspiracy theories: a corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis
    Critical Discourse Studies29 March 2024By Kristen FleckensteinDepartment of English, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, USAKristen Fleckenstein is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Coastal Carolina University. She holds a PhD in Linguistics and a graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her research interests are centered on the discursive construction of identity, particularly as related to gender and stance.
  • Al-Jazeera Arabic and Al-Jazeera English headlines on the Russian-Ukrainian conflict: a Hallidayan transitivity analysis
    Critical Discourse Studies29 March 2024By Dana W. MuwafiShehdeh FarehNajib JaradDepartment of Foreign Languages, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab EmiratesDana W. Muwafi is a PhD student of linguistics and translation at the University of Sharjah. Her research interests include (critical) discourse analysis, pragmatics, and the sociology of translation.Shehdeh Fareh is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sharjah. His research interests include contrastive linguistics, translation and TEFL. He authored a series of books on teaching English as a foreign language, a textbook for teaching English to students of medicine and health science, published more than 40 articles in prestigious journals and translated over 20 books from English into Arabic and vice versa.Najib Jarad is an associate professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Sharjah (UAE). His main research interests lie in the field of synchronic and diachronic syntax, grammaticalization, vocabulary learning and teaching, and critical discourse studies.
  • The potential of eye tracking data to strengthen CDA’ explanatory power: the case of multimodal critical discourse analysis of advertising persuasion
    Critical Discourse Studies20 March 2024By Yixiong ChenCsilla Weningera School of Foreign Languages, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang, People’s Republic of Chinab English Language & Literature Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, SingaporeCsilla Weninger is Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. Her research examines the social, cultural and ideological dimensions of discourse and is motivated by a theoretical interest in shedding light onto the connections between situated language use and broader contextual factors.Yixiong Chen is affiliated with Southwest University of Science and Technology, China where he works as an associate professor. Yixiong received his Ph.D. degree from the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (2021). His research interests include viewer perception of advertising information and implications for multimodal critical analysis of advertising.
  • Discursive bridges: a socio-hermeneutical analysis of meaning shifts
    Critical Discourse Studies07 March 2024By Marc Barbeta-ViñasSociology Department, Edifici B, carrer de la Fortuna campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, SpainMarc Barbeta-Viñas, PhD in Sociology (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2013) and specialist in qualitative research methods, sociology of consumption and culture, and experience in different fields of research (agrarian studies, inequalities, gender, fatherhood). Currently works as a sociology professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Universitat de Girona. Previously, he has been researcher in different research groups of the sociology department of the UAB. As a result of this research, he has published in national and international journals. He has also collaborated on collective books and has recently edited a book with the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC, in Spain). Sociology Department, Edifici B, carrer de la Fortuna campus de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193, Cerdanyola del Valles, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Multimodal Chinese discourse: understanding communication and society in contemporary China
    Critical Discourse Studies23 February 2024By Le CaoDepartment of Sociology, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  • Discourses of disruption in Asia: creating and contesting meaning in the time of COVID-19
    Critical Discourse Studies29 January 2024By Baoqin WuSchool of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Normal University
  • The ethnocratic shikun: housing discourse in support of nation-building
    Critical Discourse Studies19 January 2024By Matan FlumThe Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College London, London, UKMatan Flum is a PhD candidate at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit at University College London (UCL). His research interests include critical urban studies, critical whiteness studies and critical discourse studies.
  • Support group or transgender lobby? Representing Mermaids in the British press
    Critical Discourse Studies19 December 2023By Aimee BaileyJai Mackenziea School of Humanities, De Montfort University, Leicester, UKb School of Applied Arts and Humanities, Birmingham Newman University, Birmingham, UKAimee Bailey is Lecturer in English Language in the School of Humanities and Performing Arts at De Montfort University. She is a queer feminist linguist, primarily interested in the construction of gender and sexuality in mediated contexts using corpus linguistic and discourse analytic approaches.Jai Mackenzie is Senior Lecturer in Applied Writing and Humanities at Birmingham Newman University. Her research focuses primarily on the ways in which gendered, sexual and familial roles, relationships and practices are (re)produced and mediated in a range of contexts. Jai is convenor of the Language, Gender and Sexuality special interest group, which sits within the British Association of Applied Linguistics. She is a member of the editorial board for Discourse, Context and Media.
  • ‘So they hit each other’: gendered constructions of domestic abuse in the YouTube commentary of the Depp v Heard trial
    Critical Discourse Studies12 December 2023By Kerry ReidyKeeley AbbottSamuel ParkerSchool of Social Sciences, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UKKerry Reidy worked in the West Midlands Sector for over 12 years, holding senior positions within charities that deliver services for some of the region's most vulnerable and marginalised communities. She graduates Birmingham City University in summer 2023 with a distinction in MSc Psychology and Qualitative Research Methods, most recently applying critical discourse analysis to the social construction of gender and violence.Dr Samuel Parker is a Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Prior to this they were at Birmingham City University and taught modules in qualitative research methods and applied social psychology. Sam's research takes a critical social psychological perspective, often using discourse analysis to investigate topics such as migration, asylum and sexuality.Keeley Abbott is an Associate Professor in Social Psychology. Keeley's career to date has been characterised by an interest and awareness around issues related to equality, diversity and inclusivity. This is based on her research focus related to sexualities, sexual health and sex education, specifically relating to themes of inequalities, social exclusion and social justice. She has extensive experience designing, navigating and undertaking qualitative research both with young people and adults. She has a PhD, MSc in research methods and Post Graduate qualification in discourse analysis.
  • Blessing or curse? Recontextualizing ‘996’ in China’s overwork debate
    Critical Discourse Studies09 December 2023By Ming LiuYunqiao Chena Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, Hong Kongb Department of English, Lingnan Normal University, Zhanjiang, People’s Republic of ChinaMing Liu is an assistant professor at Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. His research interests cover critical discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, pragmatics, systemic functional linguistics and intercultural communication. His recent publications have appeared in some international journals, such as Language & Communication, Journal of Language and Politics, Discourse & Communication, Text & Talk, Discourse, Context & Media, Lingua and Critical Arts.Yunqiao Chen is a doctoral candidate at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her research interests cover critical discourse studies and corpus linguistics.
  • Audience labour, discourse dynamics and challenges for analysis
    Critical Discourse Studies09 December 2023By Phil Grahama Griffith University, Brisbane, Australiab University of the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, AustraliaPhil Graham is an Australian musician and academic. He is an Adjunct Professor at Griffith University’s Creative Arts Research Institute (CARI) and Emeritus Professor at University of the Sunshine Coast. Phil is one of four founding co-editors of Critical Discourse Studies, alongside Norman Fairclough, Jay Lemke, and Ruth Wodak. His research interests include political economies of language and media, music, public pedagogies, and creative industries.
  • Phil graham: critical insights into the futurity of discourse and the discourse of futurity
    Critical Discourse Studies06 December 2023By Patricia DunmireKent State UniversityPatricia Dunmire is Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Kent State University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in argumentation, propaganda, and discourse studies. Her research has been published in several journals, including Discourse & Society, Critical Discourse Studies, and the Journal of Language and Politics, as well as in several edited volumes. She is author of The Great Nation of Futurity: The Discourse and Temporality of American National Identity (2023, Oxford) and Projecting the Future Through Political Discourse: The Case of the Bush Doctrine (2011, Benjamins).
  • Saying ‘Criminality’, meaning ‘immigration’? Proxy discourses and public implicatures in the normalisation of the politics of exclusion
    Critical Discourse Studies02 December 2023By Hugo EkströmMichał KrzyżanowskiDavid JohnsonDepartment of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University, Uppsala, SwedenHugo Ekström specialises in critical discourse analysis of how mediated communication fosters mainstreaming of the far-right. He received his MA in Digital Media and Society from Uppsala University, Sweden, where he has also been Research Assistant in at Department of Informatics and Media since 2022. Since 2023 he is also a PhD Candidate in Media and Communications at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Info: https://www.gu.se/om-universitetet/hitta-person/hugoekstromMichał Krzyżanowski is one of the leading international experts in critical discourse research of normalization of the politics of exclusion and anti-immigration rhetoric in the context of far-right, illiberalism and neoliberalism. He holds a Chair in Media and Communications at Uppsala University, Sweden, where he is also Deputy Head & Associate Head (Research) at Department/School of Informatics & Media as well as Director of Research at Uppsala University Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism (CEMFOR). Info: https://www.katalog.uu.se/empinfo/?id = N20-1042David Johnson specialises in social media analytics, data mining methods, and data infrastructures in social and life sciences research. He is an Associate Professor (Docent) of Information Systems at Department/School of Informatics & Media, Uppsala University, Sweden. Info: https://www.katalog.uu.se/empinfo/?id = N18-1553.
  • Dual discursive articulation: languages of persuasion and resistance in street library community
    Critical Discourse Studies28 November 2023By Yasraf Amir PiliangTri SulistyaningtyasGhina Zoraya Azhara Department of Design and Visual Culture, Faculty of Art and Design, Institute of Technology Bandung, Bandung, Indonesiab Department of Literacy, Media and Culture, Faculty of Art and Design, Institute of Technology Bandung, Bandung, IndonesiaYasraf A Piliang is a Professor of Design and Culture at the Postgraduate Program of Art and Design Sciences, Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB). His research focuses on semiotics, art and design discourses and cultural studies.Tri Sulistyaningtyas is a lecturer and researcher at literacy, media, and culture research group, Faculty of Fine Art and Design, Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB). Her research focuses on discourse, socio-pragmatics, and cultural studies.Ghina Zoraya Azhar is a postgraduate student at the Postgraduate Program of Art and Design Sciences, Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB). Her research focuses on discourse analysis and cultural studies.
  • Languaging, human projects, selves, and societies of selves
    Critical Discourse Studies21 November 2023By Paul J. ThibaultDepartment of Nordic and Media Studies, University of Agder, Kristiansand S., NorwayPaul J. Thibault completed his PhD under Michael Halliday's supervision in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney in 1984. He was Professor in linguistics and communication studies at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway 2004-2023. He has held academic posts in Australia, China, Denmark, Italy, and Hong Kong. His research interests and publications are in the areas of applied and general linguistics, development, distributed language and cognition, graphics and interactivity, human-animal interaction, learning, multimodality, narrative, social theory, learning theory and teaching and learning in higher education, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and systemic-functional linguistics. He published a two-volume project, Languaging: Distributed language, affective dynamics, and the human ecology (Routledge, 2021). He is also currently working on two new books entitled, respectively, The Linguistic Imagination and Languaging, Action, World. He is on the editorial boards of seven international journals. He is developing theoretical frameworks and methodological tools for the study of human learning in higher education using the perspectives of distributed language and cognition, eye tracking, interactivity, and Multimodal Event Analysis. He is also developing the idea of multimodal ecological literacy. He believes that the predominantly mechanistic theories of human cognition and semiosis need to be replaced by a new account of what it means to be a living, feeling, and embodied human self in the human ecology. He enjoys astronomy, bushwalking, fishing, herpetology, and music.
  • Phil Graham and axiological discourse analysis: after neoliberalism
    Critical Discourse Studies20 November 2023By Allan LukeQueensland University of Technology, Brisbane, AustraliaAllan Luke is an Australian and Canadian teacher, writer and musician. He taught primary and secondary school in British Columbia and is Emeritus Professor, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. His books include: Literacy, Schooling and Social Justice (Routledge, 2018), Educational Policy, Narrative and Discourse (Routledge, 2018), Bourdieu and Chinese Education (Routledge, 2018), Curriculum, Syllabus Design and Equity (Routledge, 2013) and Literacy, Textbooks and Ideology (Taylor & Francis, 1988).
  • Abrogating Article 370 and Kashmir’s exceptionalism: a critical analysis of India’s bodies politic
    Critical Discourse Studies20 November 2023By Aditi BhatiaDepartment of English and Communication, Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong KongDr Aditi Bhatia was previously an Associate Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and currently a member of the Research Centre for Professional Communication in English. Her main interest is in (critical) discourse analysis that draws on the Discourse of Illusion theoretical framework, with a focus on identity-construction and argumentation in political and media discourses. She has been published in various journals including Discourse & Society, Journal of Pragmatics, Journal of Language and Politics, New Media & Society, as well as two monographs, Discursive Illusions in Public Discourse: Theory and Practice (Routledge, 2015), and Digital Influencers and Online Expertise: The Linguistic Power of Beauty Vloggers (Routledge, 2023). Her most recent research is focused on the discursive construction of Hindu nationalism and diaspora identity in digital mediascapes.
  • Rethinking ethics in AI policy: a method for synthesising Graham’s critical discourse analysis approaches and the philosophical study of valuation
    Critical Discourse Studies17 November 2023By Nadira TalibSchool of Communication and Arts, The University of Queensland, Saint Lucia, AustraliaNadira Talib is the author of Is It Time to Let Meritocracy Go? Examining the Case of Singapore (Routledge), which presents transdisciplinary methods for constructing a flexible philosophical–analytical model that integrates elements of music, art, and water–fluid dynamics through which to apply the analytic principles of critical discourse analysis for the interpretation of metaphors across historical policy texts from 1979 to 2019. This book offers an original re-examination of problems related to neo-liberal economic structural reforms, ethics, and equity. Her journal publications are featured in ScienceDaily, Bookforum, and in an editorial review of ‘The Top 100 Cited Discourse Studies’ (2015–2019) in the subject area of ‘linguistics and language’.
  • Redescribing fossil-fuel investments: how hegemony challengers ‘invert’ arguments in the Norwegian public discourse on climate risk
    Critical Discourse Studies14 November 2023By Tine S. HandelandLiv SunnercrantzDepartment of Media and Social Sciences, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, NorwayTine Sizov Handeland is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Media and Social Sciences, University of Stavanger. Her research focus is on the discursive framing of petroleum policies, social movements addressing the legitimacy of fossil fuel production, and narratives on the role of fossil fuels in a low-carbon transition.Liv Sunnercrantz is an Associate Professor at the Department of Media and Social Sciences, University of Stavanger. Her work on hegemony and rhetoric is primarily positioned within post-foundational discourse theory and the sociology of intellectuals, with a current research focus on affect and populist rhetoric in Nordic media.
  • Corpus-Assisted Ecolinguistics
    Critical Discourse Studies02 November 2023By Yaru ZhaoSchool of Foreign Languages, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China
  • Responding to questions at press conferences: confrontational maneuvering by Chinese spokespersons
    Critical Discourse Studies01 November 2023By Mila Ida NurhidayahUniversitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Settler colonialism and therapeutic discourses on the past: a response to Burnett et al.’s ‘a politics of reminding’
    Critical Discourse Studies01 November 2023By Rafael Verbuysta History Department, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgiumb Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg, South AfricaRafael Verbuyst is an anthropologist and historian. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Ghent University’s History Department. He has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork among Khoisan activists since 2014. Rafael’s research interests are Khoisan activism, indigeneity, land claims, settler colonialism and ethnographic methodology. His work has appeared in journals such as Anthropology Southern Africa, The European Journal of Development Research, Journal of Southern African Studies, and Social Dynamics. His monograph, Khoisan Consciousness: An Ethnography of Emic Histories and Indigenous Revivalism in Post-Apartheid Cape Town, was published by Brill in 2022.
  • ‘Trapping my way up’: a corpus-assisted discourse analysis of Black Sherif’s songs
    Critical Discourse Studies13 October 2023By Emmanuel Mensah BonsuDepartment of English, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, GhanaEmmanuel Mensah Bonsu is an MPhil candidate at the Department of English, University of Cape Coast. His research interests include Academic Discourse, (Critical) Discourse Analysis, English for Specific/Academic Purposes, and Sociolinguistics. He is a member of the Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG) and the West Africa Systemic Functional Linguistics Interest Group (WASFLIG).
  • ‘From there everything changed’: conversion narrative in the biomimicry movement
    Critical Discourse Studies11 October 2023By Fransina StradlingValerie Hobbsa University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdomb University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United KingdomFransina Stradling is a Research Assistant in Corpus Linguistics for the Centre for Biomimetic Societal Futures at the University of Huddersfield. She is also a PhD researcher in Cognitive Stylistics at the same university, examining linguistic triggers underlying empathy with fictional characters.Valerie Hobbs is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Sheffield, where she teaches and researches on religious language. Her most recent book, No Love in War (Mayfly Books), documents everyday violence in Christian Dominionist communities in the United States.
  • ‘Vicious, vitriolic, hateful and hypocritical’: the representation of feminism within the manosphere
    Critical Discourse Studies15 September 2023By Jessica Aiston
  • The politics of climate change metaphors in the U.S. discourse: conceptual metaphor theory and analysis from an ecolinguistics and critical discourse analysis perspective
    Critical Discourse Studies15 September 2023By Yang Hu
  • How to ‘decaffeinate’ a legislative report: emerging discourses on the climate change-migration nexus within the European Parliament
    Critical Discourse Studies14 September 2023By Mert Söyler
  • Sensegiving doesn’t always make sense: framing the implementation of performance-based funding in Ohio
    Critical Discourse Studies11 September 2023By Amanda (Mandie) Maxwell
  • A multimodal and ethnographic approach to textbook discourse
    Critical Discourse Studies06 September 2023By Shimiao Guan
  • ‘For business it boils down to one thing’: affective legitimation in LGBTQ diversity discourse
    Critical Discourse Studies06 September 2023By Joseph Comer
  • Discourse, intersectionality, critique: theory, methods and practice
    Critical Discourse Studies13 July 2023By Eleonora Esposito
  • Intersecting hostilities around the European migration crisis: the case of Carola Rackete and the Sea-Watch 3
    Critical Discourse Studies13 July 2023By Eleonora Esposito
  • Examining gendered discourses from an African locale: towards an intrasectional feminist critical discourse analysis
    Critical Discourse Studies04 July 2023By Nancy Henaku
  • ‘Sorry, You’re Not A Winner’: considering critical relativism, competing interests and lateral power struggle in ethical critique
    Critical Discourse Studies04 July 2023By Lexi Webster
  • ‘Sorry, You’re Not A Winner’: considering critical relativism, competing interests and lateral power struggle in ethical critique
    Critical Discourse Studies04 July 2023By Lexi WebsterUniversity of Southampton, Southampton, UKDr Lexi Webster is the Deputy Director of Digital Humanities at the University of Southampton. Lexi’s research primarily combines corpus linguistics and socio-cognitive discourse studies to explore identity constructions, behaviours and cognitive models, including the implications they have for actors, institutions and social structures. Thus far, this research has extended primarily to an exploration of gender and sexuality in online discourses, focusing on the connections and divisions that are (re)constructed between and within social groups and social contexts.
  • Intersectionalisation as meta-discursive practice: complicated power dynamics in Pink Dot’s movement-building
    Critical Discourse Studies28 June 2023By Michelle M. Lazar
  • Gender equality in the name of the state: state feminism or femonationalism in civic orientation for newly arrived migrants in Sweden?
    Critical Discourse Studies28 June 2023By Simon Bauer
  • The discursive construction of intersectionality in public policy implementation
    Critical Discourse Studies26 June 2023By MariaCaterina La Barbera
  • ‘A threat to national unity, an emancipator’: discourse construction of the Yoruba nation secessionist agitation in selected Nigerian digital communities
    Critical Discourse Studies13 May 2023By Ayo Osisanwo
  • Critical Discourse Analysis: a practical introduction to power in language
    Critical Discourse Studies09 May 2023By Huihui Jiang
  • The hybrid discourse of the ‘European Green Deal’: road-mapping economic transition to environmental sustainability (almost) seamlessly
    Critical Discourse Studies26 April 2023By Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska

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