Halliday's Theory Of Critical Discourse Analysis Of CDA

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Events on February 17, 2005, Texas Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Alonso Compean shot drug-trafficking suspect Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila. Despite the agents confiscating one million dollars’ work of marijuana that Aldrete-Davila ditched while running from them, the agents did not follow procedural guidelines the suspect was given full immunity for testimony against the border agents. After analyzing the MCDC’s online forum, Justus (2012) found that the members characterized President Bush’s border policies as weak on the broader issue of security, described antagonism with the judiciary giving participants license to disregard the judicial branch, and believed that the trial was reflective of corruption throughout the U.S. government. …show more content…
. . some groups in society are privileged over others, and this privilege leads to differential access to services, good and outcomes. Halliday’s theory of systematic functional linguistics informed CDA by emphasizing “language as a meaning making process” and transforming the theory to emphasize “on how language as a cultural tool mediates relationships of power and privilege in social interactions, institutions, and bodies of knowledge (Rogers, Malancharuvil-Berkes, Mosley, Hui, & Joseph, 2005). Moreover, CDA aims to find out “unequal relations of power” and “to reveal the role of discourse in reproducing or challenging socio-political dominance” (Garret & Bell, 1998). Fairclough and Wodak (1997) provide another definition of CDA that is popular among …show more content…
As an evolving framework that continues to receive contributions from the theory’s founders and new scholars, Fairclough and Wodak (1997) have presented eight foundations principles for CDA, which

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