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This article provides an example of how Critical Discourse Analysis can be used to analyse texts. By looking at the coverage of a recent news event in two British newspapers, it demonstrates how a number ...
Created on 30 April 2013
Although they have a bad image, there is nothing inherently wrong about stereotypes. Without them, we would struggle to find our way in the world. If we did not have a stereotypical view of, say, a bottle ...
Created on 29 July 2013
Metaphor allows us to talk about things in a descriptive or poetic way, and gives us a fresh way of thinking about something. Take Jacques' opening monologue in As You Like It - "All the ...
Created on 07 March 2013
The way we name things can tell people a lot about the way we see the world. Say you heard three different people describing the sight of a public demonstration: the first person describes those involved ...
Created on 12 August 2013
Oppositions seem to be fundamental to the way we think about the world around us. Left/right, black/white, hot/cold – we recognise these as opposites from a very young age, and few of us would argue ...
I covered violent conflicts as a producer for the BBC for ten years from 2000. My most challenging role was acting as the bureau chief in Baghdad between 2004 and 2009. My times in charge coincided with ...
Created on 10 June 2013
'The problem we had then was the terrorists,' began the former soldier. A veteran of the Second World War, victory over Hitler's Germany had brought him no rest. Instead, he had been sent to another conflict. ...

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