References on the Analysis of Discourses of Dissent

john flowerdew ENJOHNF at CITYU.EDU.HK
Thu Jun 17 01:31:31 UTC 2004

Here's one:

Flowerdew, John (1997) Reproduction, resistance and joint-production of 
language power: A Hong Kong case study. Journal of Pragmatics 27:315-337.


At 02:02 PM 6/16/2004 +0200, Teun A. van Dijk wrote:

>Dear friends,
>A Mexican student asked my assistance in finding studies in CDA that do 
>not focus on dominant discourse, but specifically analyse discourses of 
>dissent, opposition or resistance. I agree with him that such CDA studies 
>are less frequent than studies of dominant discourse, and would like to 
>have your suggestions, from your own work of that of others, about some 
>books and articles that specifically deal with this kind of perspective/data.
>Appended to this message I cite the studies I have found in my own Big 
>Bibliography. But I guess there is much more and hope to have some 
>suggestions from you.
>If you have suggestions to complete the list below, please post them on 
>this list, because they might also be useful for other subscribers to 
>Thanks in advance.
>Best wishes
>Teun A. van Dijk
>Universitat Pompeu Fabra
>Departament de Traducció i Filologia
>Rambla 30
>08002 Barcelona
>E-mail: <mailto:teun at>teun at
>Internet: <>
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