Review questions

Reflect on your understanding by working through these review questions.

  1. What kinds of data might discourse analysts collect?
  2. What are the main considerations in selecting these data for analysis?
  3. What questions does a discourse analyst ask of a text?
  4. How can the identification of patterns of association and variation assist a discourse analysis?
  5. How does critical (or political) discourse analysis differ from other forms of discourse analysis?