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Hart, Christopher, ed. 2011. Critical Discourse Studies in Context and Cognition. (Discourse approaches to Politics, Society and Culture 43). John Benjamins. vii+231 pp.
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Book – edited volume
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Critical Discourse Studies (CDS) is an exciting research enterprise in which scholars are concerned with the discursive reproduction of power and inequality. However, researchers in CDS are increasingly recognising the need to investigate the cognitive dimensions of discourse and context if they want to fully account for any connection between language, legitimisation and social action. This book presents a collection of papers in CDS concerned with various ideological discourses. Analyses are firmly rooted in linguistics and cognition constitutes a major focus of attention. The chapters come from a broad range of theoretical perspectives spanning pragmatics, cognitive psychology and cognitive linguistics.