Critical Discourse Analysis: Critical Literacy

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Critical literacy is an approach based on which students learn how to effectively analyze texts and use strategies in order to locate words and understand hidden messages. Janks states that "critical literacy resists definition because power manifests itself differently in different contexts and at different historical moments."(Janks, 2010, p.40) What's more, an emphasis is put on the contrast between language and power and the shifts critical literacy undergoes due to technological evolution. Thus, the only part that remains unchangeable is "its social justice agenda and its commitment to social action." (Janks, 2010, p.40) The main point of interest in critical discourse analysis is "how texts are affected by what meanings are possible
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