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Hodge, Robert and Gunther Kress. 1993. Language as ideology. Routledge. xiv + 230 pp.
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Book – monograph
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The second edition adds but little substantive change tho this work which introduces critical linguistics/critical discourse analysis, advocating the study of language in its material context and its use in real thinking and speaking tasks. Chapter I describes H. & K.'s view of language as the medium of consciousness for a society. Chapters II to VI examine the way in which linguistic form embodies and reproduces ideology. Chapters VII-VIII deal with the ideological function of modal notions in discourse and chapter IX applies the knowledge from the previous chapters to accounts of the Gulf War.

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