© 2003

Critical Discourse Analysis

Theory and Interdisciplinarity

  • Gilbert Weiss
  • Ruth Wodak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Theory, Interdisciplinarity and Critical Discourse Analysis

  3. Critical ≠ Critical ≠ Critical

  4. Debating and Practising Interdisciplinarity

  5. From Theory to Social and Political Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Luisa Martín Rojo, Concepción Gómez Esteban
      Pages 241-271
    3. Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard
      Pages 272-296
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 313-321

About this book


Can discourse analysis techniques adequately deal with complex social phenomena? What does 'interdisciplinarity' mean for theory building and the practise of empirical research? This original volume debates critical theory and discourse analysis, focussing on the extent to which CDA can draw on a range of disciplines in the social sciences.


discourse discourse analysis sociolinguistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Gilbert Weiss
    • 1
  • Ruth Wodak
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Research Centre for Discourse, Politics and IdentityAustrian Academy of SciencesAustria
  2. 2.University of ViennaAustria

About the editors

CHRISTINE ANTHONISSEN is an Associate Professor and Chairperson , Department of General Linguistics, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. MICHAEL BILLIG is Professor of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, UK CARMEN ROSA CALDAS-COULTHARD is Senior Lecturer, Centre for English Language Studies, University of Birmingham, UK MARCELO DASCAL is Professor of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University, Israel CONCEPCIÓN GÓMEZ ESTEBAN is Associate Professor of Sociology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain CARLOS A.M. GOUVEIA is Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Lisbon, Portugal PHIL GRAHAM is Professor of Communication and Culture in the Creative Industries Faculty of Queensland University of Technology, Australia MARIANNE W. JØRGENSEN is Assistant Professor in the Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Linkoping University, Sweden JAY L.LEMKE is Professor of Educational Studies, University of Michigan, USA J. R. MARTIN is Professor in Linguistics ( Personal Chair), at the University of Sydney, Australia LUISA MARTÍN ROJO is Associate Professor in Linguistics, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain PATRICIA O'CONNOR is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Georgetown University, USA SUZANNE SCOLLON is an independent scholar based in Haines, Alaska, USA TEUN A. VAN DIJKis Professor Emeritus, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Bibliographic information