Discourse, Grammar and Ideology: Functional and Cognitive Perspectives

Hardcover | December 18, 2014

byChristopher Hart

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Researchers in critical discourse analysis (CDA) have often pointed to grammar as a locus of ideology in discourse. This book illustrates the role that grammars as models of language (and image) can play in revealing ideological properties of texts and discourse in social and political contexts. The book takes the reader through three distinct grammatical frameworks - functional grammar, multimodal grammar and cognitive grammar. Using examples taken from a range of discourses relating to globalisation, including discourses of immigration, war, corporate practice and political protests, the book demonstrates the individual utility and the interconnectedness of these models inside CDA. A key argument advanced is that the cognitive processes necessarily involved in making sense of language are based in visual experience. This position offers new ways of understanding the ideological effects of grammatical choices in texts and suggests a reassessment of the relationship between linguistic and multimodal grammars in CDA. The book will appeal to students and researchers interested in CDA and the relationship between discourse, cognition and social action.

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Researchers in critical discourse analysis (CDA) have often pointed to grammar as a locus of ideology in discourse. This book illustrates the role that grammars as models of language (and image) can play in revealing ideological properties of texts and discourse in social and political contexts. The book takes the reader through th...

Christopher Hart is Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Linguistics and Discourse, Lancaster University, UK

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.5 × 6.35 × 0.95 inPublished:December 18, 2014Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441133577

ISBN - 13:9781441133571

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Representation 3. Evaluation 4. Visuation 5. Event-structure and Spatial Point of View 6. Metaphor 7. Deixis, Distance and Proximity 8. Afterword Bibliography Index

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This book is an ambitious attempt to re-examine CDA so as to present a CDA from functional and cognitive perspectives. ... [It] contributes to CDA both theoretically and methodologically in the way that it can help the development of CDA from a linguistic, multimodal, functional and cognitive perspective. In addition, it is impressive for its application of SFG, Appraisal Theory, Multimodality Theory and Cognitive Grammar to detailed analysis of the underlying ideology in the data selected from various social and political contexts.