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《Foreign Language Research》 2014-01
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A Relevance-theoretic Approach to Critical Discourse Analysis

Hu Xu-hui;Chen Xin-ren;University of Cambridge;Nanjing University;  
Relevance Theory( RT) can provide a reply to the criticism faced by Critical Discourse Analysis( CDA). Such criticism involves three aspects:( 1) the lack of explanatory power in the process of analysis;( 2) subjectivity of the analysis; and( 3) uncertainty of the result of the analysis. It is argued in this paper that the adoption of RT in CDA can solve the problem of explanatory power,and provide a cognitive account for the issues of subjectivity and uncertainty. The paper also suggests the detailed operations that can be provided by RT in CDA.
【Fund】: 南京大学“985工程”三期改革型项目“当代西方语言学前沿理论研究与应用探索”(NJU985JD05);; 江苏高校优势学科建设工程的阶段性成果
【CateGory Index】: H052
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