1st Trimester Course 2021: Critical Discourse Analysis
MARCH - MAY 2021
(see the program below for specific times and dates)
TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS: 20
180€ for full course
25€ for 1 class session (2 hours)
The deadline for registration is February 25th.
course certificate included
*Registration for full for course only. If you wish to register for an individual class session please contact us directly at .
This course is aimed at students and researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities who want to apply CDA within their research. The course offers a general overview of the development of CDA, its main theories and fields of research, but focuses mainly on methodology, that is, on how to do discourse analysis from a critical perspective, which implies taking into account social, cognitive and historical aspects when doing discursive analysis.
The course consists of 20 hours of class. You may register for the entire course or by thematic blocks. Classes will be online.
Saturdays / from 15:00 a 17:00 (local time Barcelona)
6 March: Brief History
-From Critical Linguistics to CDA
-Concepts, perspectives and developments
-Theory of discourse
-Levels: structure, function, process and social interaction
-Dimensions: textual, cognitive, social and historical
13 March: Approaching research from a critical perspective
-Creation of the research corpus
-Objectives of investigation
-Definition of the theoretical concepts and (quantitative / qualitative) methodological approach
-Criticism of CDA
20 and 27 March: Discourse Semantics
-The definition and analysis of discourse topics
10 and 17 April: Discourse Semantics
-Representation of social actors in discourse
24 April. Discourse Semantics and Pragmatics
-The analysis of presuppositions in discourse
8 May. Discourse Semantics and Pragmatics
-The analysis of implications in discourse
15 May: Presentations of students' analysis
Friday, 21 May, 17:00-19:00 (local time Barcelona)
Lecture by Teun van Dijk
CDA in Discourse Studies: developments and challenges.