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Authors: Thao Le (University of Tasmania, Australia, Quynh Le (Dept. of Rural Health, Univ. of Tasmania, Australia) and Megan Short (Faculty of Education, Univ. of Tasmania, Australia) 
Book Description:
The title of this book ‘Critical Discourse Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Perspective’ is purposely chosen to emphasise the interdisciplinary nature of critical discourse analysis (CDA). This book has the following key features:

• The chapter authors bring to the book their diversified backgrounds. They are linguists, educators, computer scientists, health professionals, and social consultants. Although they all share a common interest in CDA, their academic and cultural experiences are different and this intercultural and interdisciplinary feature provides interesting insights into the understanding of CDA and its wider application. Thus, it appeals to a wide range of readers such as students, educators, researchers, health professionals and others.
•The book is divided into three parts to reflect the main interdisciplinary aspects of CDA: Part One is about some introductory aspects of CDA. It gives readers some basic ideas about CDA as an emerging field. Part Two is on CDA across different subjects and disciplines such as language education, information technology, and heath sciences. Part Three deals with CDA across cultures. It includes the use of CDA in examining social and linguistic issues in different nations and cultures such as Spain, Nigeria, Indonesia, New Zealand.
•For those who do not have backgrounds in linguistics, two introductory chapters on aspects of linguistics and functional grammar, which are relevant to CDA, are included in this book. They are essential for understanding CDA.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Part I - Introductory Aspects of Critical Discourse Analysis, pp. 1

Chapter 1 - Critical Discourse Analysis: An Overview, pp. 3-15
Thao Lê and Quynh Lê

Chapter 2 - Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis, pp. 17-25
Thao Lê and Megan Short

Chapter 3 - Systematic Functional Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis, pp. 27-35
Thao Lê and Xuefeng Wang

Chapter 4 - What is a Text? Questions of Boundaries and Limits, pp. 37-47
Alison Lee

Chapter 5 - Applying Membership Categorisation Analysis to Discourse: When the ‘Tripwire Critique’ is not Enough, pp. 49-64
Jill Freiberg and Peter Freebody

Chapter 6 - Critical Discourse Analysis and the Problem of Methodology, pp. 65-77
Alison Lee and Emi Otsuji

Chapter 7 - The Antinomies of Power in Critical Discourse Analysis, pp. 79-89
John P. O’Regan and Malcolm N. MacDonald

Chapter 8 - Being Self-critical in Research as a Meaning Making Process, pp. 91-98
Quynh Lê and Thao Lê

Part II - Critical Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines, pp. 99

Chapter 9 - Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) and Language Policy and Planning(LPP): Constraints and Applications of the Critical in Language Planning, pp. 101-118
Joseph Lo Bianco

Chapter 10 - Exploring the Relationship between Social Epidemiology and Critical Discourse Analysis, pp. 119-126
Quynh Lê

Chapter 11 - The Internet: A Critical Perspective
Daniel Rolf, pp. 127-136

Chapter 12 - Talk at Work: Creating Worker Identities, pp. 137-149
Geraldine Castleton

Chapter 13 - Performance anxieties: Grammar and teacher identity, pp. 151-161
Megan Short

Chapter 14 - Being Critical about Metaphor, pp. 163-170
Daniel Rolf

Chapter 15 - Constructing Public Opinion through Metaphors, pp. 171-182
Júlia Todolí

Chapter 16 - Constructing Social Responsibility through Corporate Sustainability Reporting, pp. 183-200
Richard Parsons and Bernard J. McKenna

Chapter 17 - Museums and Critical Discourse Analysis: Disentangling Exhibition Narratives, pp. 201-211
Sotiria Grek

Chapter 18 - Medical Interview: a Critical Discourse Analysis Perspective, pp. 213-224
Peter James Gleeson

Part III - Critical Discourse Analysis Across Cultures, pp. 225

Chapter 19 - Pronominal Reference as Discursive Strategy in Conflict Rhetoric: Insights into the Speeches of Political Figures in the Vanguard of Nigeria’s “June 12” Crisis, pp. 227-245
Adeyemi Adegoju

Chapter 20 - Culture And Globalisation: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, pp. 247-256
Barihi Adetunji and Aderonke Adetunji Adesida

Chapter 21 - ‘In the Pursuit of Justice’: The Discursive Construction of America as Global Policeman in The New World Order, pp. 257-268
Annita Lazar and Michelle M. Lazar

Chapter 22 - Charismatically (re)constructing New Zealand identity, pp. 269-278
Philippa K Smith

Chapter 23 - Indonesian Islamist Media: A Struggle Against or A Legitimacy of The Dominant Ideology?, pp. 279-290
Rianne K. Subijanto

Chapter 24 - Power, Language, and Literacy Education: The Case of Early Reading and Writing in China, pp. 291-303
Bette Zhang Bin and Peter Freebody

Conntributors, pp. 305-306

Index

   Series:
      Languages and Linguistics
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 7 x 10, 327 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-320-2
   Status: AV
  
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