Lecture by Norman Fairclough, February 12, 2002

Critical Discourse Analysis in Social Research

by Norman Fairclough, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

In this lecture I will discuss the case for a discourse analytical focus in contemporary social research, especially research on social change directed at such themes as ‘Globalization’ and ‘New Capitalism.’  I shall present and illustrate a version of ‘Critical Discourse Analysis,’ which has been developed with such research in mind, focusing on recent developments in this framework, and discussing also my recent work on an approach to linguistic analysis of texts within critical discourse analysis.

Tuesday, February 12, 2002