Language and power

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Longman, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 226 pages
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Language and Power is about how language works to maintain and change power relations in contemporary society, and how understanding these processes can enable people to resist and change them. Substantial changes in social life have taken place in the decade since the original publication, which have changed the nature of unequal power relations, and therefore the agenda for the critical study of language. In this second edition, Norman Fairclough brings the discussion completely up-to-date with the inclusion of a new chapter covering the 'globalisation' of power relations and the development of the internet in relation to language and power.

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User Review  - Jason Antoniewicz - Goodreads

Read this a long time ago and it was one of a small number of texts which reframed how I thought about language use in many contexts. Interesting stuff. Read full review

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User Review  - Геллее Авбакар - Goodreads

Norman Fairclough is very famous and considered to be the father of Critical discourse analysis, but the most notable thing is his works is that he is making a comparison between the society and the ... Read full review


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Norman Fairclough is the author of "Language and Power" (Longman, 1989). His main areas of interest are critical approaches to language and discourse analysis.

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