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Introduction

  • Mohamed Douifi
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Part of the Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse book series (PSDS)

Abstract

Within the framework of Critical Discourse Studies, the orthodox reductionist views on language have been superseded by a much more flexible and manifold conceptualization of meaning-making in language use. The latter is, therefore, seen as a highly complex social practice which is a product of, among many other things, the cultural, historical and political conditions in a given “epistemic community”. One façade of this rather broad topic is to be probed in this book, which aims to better fathom the seemingly dyadic interchange between ideology and language. The rationale that underpins my approach is built upon the belief that language is a form of socio-cognitive behaviour which, in Wittgenstein’s words, “pictures” the realities of the world out there.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Douifi
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  1. 1.English DepartmentUniversity of Algiers-2AlgiersAlgeria

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