The Architecture for Analysing Interviews and Text



This chapter maps out the methodology and criteria for political communications analyses of interviews, utilising both field and comparative theories, and critical discourse analyses of newspaper texts. The subsequent interviews serve as further evidence, corroborating and sometimes revising and reconfiguring the historical terrain in the preceding chapters. The interviews act as the last layers of context before newspaper analysis. Wodak and Weiss (2004) argue that context is an inherent, significant part of discourse. In investigating complex social problems it is necessary to draw on multiple theoretical approaches to the contexts relating these to texts. The discourse historical approach transcends the purely linguistic dimension, to systematically include the historical, political, sociological and psychological, in interpreting newspaper discourses. The preceding chapters explored this terrain.


Ethnography Discourse historical approach Argumentation Metaphors Argumentation by metaphor Operative Normative Common sense Two-speed europe 


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