(with Karen Atkinson and David Atkinson) (Edinburgh University Press, 2003)
Critical acclaim for Language and Power:
“The strength of Language and Power in the Modern World is the background it provides in the analytic paradigm of Critical Discourse Analysis … This book is a welcome synthesis of the topic of language and power in our modern world. It succinctly brings together a variety of work that forms an integrated picture of the topics, work that is of theoretical importance and practical use for a critical study of language and power”.
Dr Adams Hodges, University of Colorado
With a unique combination of selected readings and student-centred tasks in a single volume, the book covers contemporary issues in language and power, ranging from the global to the interpersonal. Each area – and each reading chosen to explore it – is substantially contextualised and discussed through a detailed introduction and then followed up with related activities.
Each section comprises:
- a substantial, specific introduction which draws students’ attention to key themes and issues relevant to its topic;
- a set of four or five selected readings which encourages students to locate critically these issues in context;
- a task, or set of tasks, obliging students to undertake ‘hands-on’ linguistic analysis of data and engage in more sophisticated discussion of pertinent issues.
- In-depth exploration of a variety of approaches to the study of language and power
- Unique combination of advanced readings, student-centred tasks and editorial guidance
- Hands-on activities at the end of each chapter