Critical Analysis of Language and Discourse Data
The course covers a variety of critical approaches to language and discourse, such as language and power, critical discourse analysis, critical linguistics, rhetoric, and discursive social psychology. These approaches are treated in relation to a number of relevant domains of application for studies of the relation between language and ideology, such as politics, education, racism and xenophobia, activism and social justice, etc.
The course focuses primary on methodologies of applied analysis of linguistic or discursive empirical materials, predominantly from Anglophone contexts. The course also encompasses some theoretical studies of perspectives from critical theory and discourse theory. The approaches covered are predominantly grounded in linguistic methods, but the application can be adapted to the doctoral student’s main area of interest or disciplinary belonging. Doctoral students are expected to specialize their studies in relation to their own research project and data as well as state of the art research in their area of expertise.