Critical Discourse Analysis

MET521NFB Critical Discourse Analysis

  • Topics


    New perspectives on (Critical) Discourse Studies

    Discourse and Organizations: Analyzing decision-making in Meetings

    Discourse analysis applied to Accounting Management

  • Learning outcome

    Learning outcome

    The candidate

    has thorough knowledge of the theoretical foundations and methods of discourse analysis.

    has a clear understanding of how discourse analysis can be applied to accounting management and organizational studies

  • Teaching


    Course dates 3-4 September

    Teaching will be a combination of lectures and student presentations with feedback

  • Required prerequisites

    Required prerequisites

    The students must have some basic knowledge of discourse analysis

  • Requirements for course approval

    Requirements for course approval

    Students are required to present their research projects and participate in discussions. Participation in the entire course is compulsory.

  • Grading Scale

    Grading Scale

    Grading: Pass / fail

  • Semester



  • Literature


    Required Readings:

     Kwon, W, I. Clarke & R. Wodak (2009) 'Organizational decision-making, discourse, and power: integrating across contexts and scales', Discourse & Communication Vol. 3(3), 273-302.

    Nielsen, A.E. and Nørreklit H. (2009) ¿The disciplinary power of management coaching¿ Society and Business review, 3.

     Nørreklit, H. (2011) `The art of managing individuality¿, Qualitative Research in Accounting and management, Vol. 8,1, 2011.

    Nørreklit, H et alii (2009) `The image of accountants: From bean counters to extreme accountants¿, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 6.

    Reisigl, M. & Wodak, R. (2001): Discourse and Discrimination. Routledge: London. (Chapter 2)


    Wodak, R. (1996) Disorders of Discourse  Longman (chapters 3,4)


    Wodak, Ruth (2000). From Conflict to Consensus? The co-construction of a policy paper. In Peter Muntigl, Gilbert Weiss & Ruth Wodak, European Union Discourses on Unemployment. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Employment Policy-Making and Organisational Change 73-114. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.


    Wodak, R. (2011).The Discourse of Politics in Action: Politics as Usual. Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke (2nd revised. edition) (chapters 1, 2. 4).


    Wodak, R., et al. (2009). The Discursive Construction of National Identity. EUP: Edinburgh (2nd revised edition) (chapters 2, 3).


    Wodak, R. & Meyer, M. (Eds.) (2009). Methods of CDA. Sage: London (2nd revised edition) (chapters 1, 4)


    Wodak, R., W. Kwon & I. Clarke. (2011). '`Getting people on board¿: Discursive leadership for consensus building in team meetings',  Discourse & Society, 22(5), 592-564.


    Wodak, R., M. Krzy¿anowski & B. Forchtner (2012). `The interplay of language ideologies and contextual cues in multilingual interactions: Language choice and code-switching in European Union institutions¿. Language in Society 41(2).



    Selected important further readings:


    Chilton, P. A. (2004). Analyzing Political Discourse. Routledge: London.

    Heer et al. (Eds.) (2008) The Discursive Construction of History. Basingstoke: Palgrave.

    Johnstone, B. (2008) Discourse Analysis Cambridge: CUP

    Kress, G. & Van Leeuwen, Th. (1996/2004). Reading Images. Routledge: London.

    Machin, D. (2007): Introduction to Multimodal Analysis, London: Arnold 

    Muntigl, P.,  G. Weiss, R. Wodak. (2000) EU Discourses on Un/Employment. Amsterdam : Benjamins.

    Renkema, J. (2004). Discourse Studies. Benjamins: Amsterdam.

    Renkema, J. (Ed.) (2009). Discourse, of course. Benjamins: Amsterdam.

    Titscher, St. et al. (2000). Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis. Sage: London.

    Van Dijk, T. (2008) Society and Context Cambridge: CUP.

    Weiss, G. & Wodak, R. (Eds). (2007). CDA. Theory and Interdisciplinarity. Palgrave.

    Wodak, Ruth (2007a). Discourses in European Union Organizations: Aspects of access, participation, and exclusion. TEXT and TALK 5/6, 655 - 680.

    Wodak , Ruth (2007b),'Doing Europe': the Discursive Construction of European Identities, in Discursive Constructions of Identity in European Politics Edited by Richard C.M. Mole, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 70-95.

    Wodak, Ruth (2010), 'The glocalisation of politics in Television: Fiction or Reality?' European Journal of Cultural Studies 13/1, 43-62.

    Wodak, R. & Chilton, P. A. (Eds.) (2007). A New Agenda in (Critical) Discourse Analysis. Benjamins: Amsterdam.

    Wodak, R. & Krzyzanowski, M. (Eds.) (2008). Qualitative Discourse Analysis in the Social Sciences. Palgrave: London.

    Wodak, R. & Koller, V. (Eds.) (2010) Handbook of Applied Linguistics, Berlin: De Gruyter (pb. Edn)


ECTS Credits
Teaching language
Spring, Autumn

Course responsible

Professor Ruth Wodak, University of Lancaster,

Professor Hanne Nørreklit, NHH