Critical Discourse Analysis Essay

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Furthermore in defining intersectionality, Hill Collins (1998: 27) argues:
That scholarship in the 1980s and 1990s increasingly focused on uncovering connections amongst systems of oppression organised along axes of social class, gender, race and nationalism. Within the paradigms of intersectionality, any specific locations, social location where such systems meet or intersect generates a distinctive group history or experience
Hill Collins(1998) further expatiates her argument by stating that, “ for example, intersectionality holds that knowing a woman lives in a sexist society is insufficient information to describe her experience; instead it is also necessary to know her race, sexual orientation, class, etc. , as well as her society’s attitude toward each of these.”
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All the cited scholars have had different definitions and application of critical discourse analysis. However Van Dijk, Wodak and Fairclough have similar and correlating definitions and applications for critical discourse analysis of texts, the similarities are in that critical discourse analysis examines the context of the discourse, syntactic and lexical structures of text amongst other features.
Wodak and Fairclough cited in Van Dijk (1997: 258) define critical discourse analysis as discourse analysis that, “analyses real and often extended instances of social interaction which take a linguistic form, or a partially linguistic form. The critical approach is distinctive in its view of (a) the relationship between language and society, and (b) the relationship between analysis and the practices analysed.” This study will apply the critical approach as explained by Wodak and Fairclough to locate the language used in the articles and the relationship between the language and Zille and De
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