Discourse analysis is a term that comprises many different approaches to language, both in theory and in method. Some approaches find their provenance in linguistics and literary studies, yet others in sociology, psychology, or anthropology. They all share an interest in the analysis of text and talk, and their focus is language in use. In the theoretical and methodological underpinning of this starting point, however, discourse analysis arises as a contested terrain. After a historical introduction, this entry will focus on the forms of discourse theory and analysis that are applied in, or originate from, the social sciences. Most of them have also adopted the term discourse analysis as a way to present their approach.
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Edwina Ayu Kustiawan
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