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Handbuch Sprache im multimodalen Kontext by Hartmut Stöckl, Nina-Maria Klug

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Andrea Mayr

11.Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis (MCDA)

Abstract: Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) has probably made the most comprehensive attempt to develop a theory of the inter-connectedness of discourse, power and ideology and is specifically concerned with the role that discourse plays in maintaining and legitimizing inequality in society. While CDA’s general thrust has been towards the analysis of linguistic structures, some critical discourse analysts have begun to focus on multimodal discourses because of the increasingly important role these play in many social and political contexts. Still, a great deal of CDA analysis has remained largely monomodal. The principal aim of this chapter is therefore to address this situation and ...

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