A useful methodological synergy? Combining critical discourse analysis and corpus linguistics to examine discourses of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK press

Baker, Paul, Gabrielatos, Costas, KhosraviNik, Majid, Krzyzanowski, Michal, McEnery, Tony and Wodak, Ruth (2008) A useful methodological synergy? Combining critical discourse analysis and corpus linguistics to examine discourses of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK press. Discourse & Society, 19 (3). pp. 273-306. ISSN 0957-9265

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Abstract

This article discusses the extent to which methods normally associated with corpus linguistics can be effectively used by critical discourse analysts. Our research is based on the analysis of a 140-million-word corpus of British news articles about refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants and migrants (collectively RASIM). We discuss how processes such as collocation and concordance analysis were able to identify common categories of representation of RASIM as well as directing analysts to representative texts in order to carry out qualitative analysis. The article suggests a framework for adopting corpus approaches in critical discourse analysis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: asylum, critical discourse analysis, corpus, discourse historical approach, discrimination, method, migrants
Subjects: L200 Politics
P300 Media studies
P500 Journalism
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Media & Communication Design
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2012 10:28
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:14
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4776

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