Multicultural Approach To Discourse Studies

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topic of this essay is based on my knowledge on multicultural approach to discourse analysis. The aim is to discuss the manner in which a researcher may utilise various strategies to ensure that research is culturally rich and well-rounded. According to Gee and Handford (2014, p. 643) multicultural ‘is the overarching principle that is integrated into the formation and use of research system, or paradigm of epistemology, theory, methods and question- which, beyond the ethnocentric monopoly of truths and values, places cultural diversity, co-existence and prosperity at the centre of research process’. The scope of this essay is to engage intensively with the content of a multicultural approach to discourse studies.

2. THE MANNER IN WHICH A RESEARCHER MAY UTILISE VARIOUS STRATEGIES TO ENSURE THAT RESEARCH IS CULTURALLY RICH AND WELL ROUNDED

Below are the suggested various strategies to ensure that research is culturally rich and well rounded. ‘The first proposed principle is to be culturally conscious and in particular multicultural in the formation, selection and application of theory, methods, which of course also implies the same attitude with regard to the underlying ontological and epistemological stances’(Gee & Handford, 2014, p. 650).

Willson (2005, p. 18) mentions that ‘living in a pluralistic, multicultural society requires citizens to come into contact with cultures and belief systems that they may or may not understand. It is the responsibility of the social
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