Critical Discourse Studies (CDS) is an exciting research enterprise in which scholars are concerned with the discursive reproduction of power and inequality. However, researchers in CDS are increasingly recognising the need to investigate the cognitive dimensions of discourse and context if they want to fully account for any connection between language, legitimisation and social action. This book presents a collection of papers in CDS concerned with various ideological discourses. Analyses are firmly rooted in linguistics and cognition constitutes a major focus of attention. The chapters, which are written by prominent researchers in CDS, come from a broad range of theoretical perspectives spanning pragmatics, cognitive psychology and cognitive linguistics. The book is essential reading for anyone working at the cutting edge of CDS and especially for those wishing to explore the central place that cognition must surely hold in the relationship between discourse and society.
1. Acknowledgements; 2. Introduction (by Hart, Christopher); 3. (Critical) Discourse analysis and pragmatics: Commonalities and differences (by Reisigl, Martin); 4. Discourse, knowledge, power and politics: Towards critical epistemic discourse analysis (by Dijk, Teun A. van); 5. Constraining Context: A Pragmatic Account of Cognitive Manipulation (by Maillat, Didier); 6. Axiological Proximization (by Cap, Piotr); 7. Critical Discourse Analysis and Cognitive Linguistics as tools for ideological research: A diachronic analysis of feminism (by Nunez-Perucha, Begona); 8. Analysing lesbian identity in discourse: Combining discourse-historical and socio-cognitive approaches (by Koller, Veronika); 9. The Ideological Construction of European Identities: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Linguistic Representation of the Old vs. New Europe Debate (by Sing, Christine S.); 10. Moving beyond metaphor in the cognitive linguistic approach to CDA: Construal operations in immigration discourse (by Hart, Christopher); 11. Effective vs. Epistemic Stance and Subjectivity in Political Discourse: Legitimising Strategies and Mystification of Responsibility (by Marin Arrese, Juana I.); 12. Notes on contributors; 13. Index