Module 6: Working with published text


In this module, we consider how discourse analysis can be used with published text, such as newspaper articles, historical sources, and so on. The module will discuss differences between published texts and other kinds of data, and provide examples of how published text have been analysed. In doing so, it will consider matters of data collection and analysis that are particularly relevant to the analysis of published text.

More specifically, we will cover


  • What is different about published texts?
    • Data collection
    • How to analyse published texts
    • Thinking about the discursive context


  • Identifying the discursive context