Research in Critical Discourse Studies - Website Teun A. van Dijk


Project on Discourse and Ideology



This long-term, multidisciplinary project systematically investigates the relations between discourse and ideology, one of the fundamental dimensions of Critical Discourse Studies (CDS), given the assumption that ideologies are largely acquired and changed through discourse. The arguments in favor of this project were multiple. First of all, it was intended as one of my contibutions to the foundations of CDS. Secondly, it provided a more general basis for the study of racist ideologies. Thirdly, the study of ideology throughout the ages (from Destutt de Tracy, Marx-Engels, Lukacs, Gramsci, Althusser, etc.) had been especially the work of socially interested philosophers, until today, for instance in terms of 'false consciousness' and related vague terms that hardly were up to date within contemporary scholarship. Indeed, the social-cognitive nature of ideologies as forms of social cognitions shared by social groups was rather generally ignored, even in social psychology. And although many scholars in critical and social discourse studies had often been engaged in the study of ideology, they did not develop a new theory of ideology that could account for the role of discourse in the reproduction of racism. After several articles (see below) I finally decided to start the publication of a series of monographs that would systematically deal with ideology, first in quite general, multidisciplinary terms, then, in later volumes, specifically on ideology and social cognition, ideology and society, and finally on ideology and discourse. Because of the close relations between ideology and knowlede as forms of social cognition, the second monograph on ideology and social cognition was delayed because of the necessity to first account for the fundamental role of knowledge and discourse - which however became a major other project. After completing that project on discourse and knowledge, I hope to continue the series of monographs on discourse and ideology.

Books

  • Discourse, racism and ideology. La Laguna (Spain): RCEI Ediciones, 1996.
  • Ideology. London: Sage, 1998.
*Spanish translation, Ideología (Barcelona/Buenos Aires: Gedisa, 1999).
*Estonian translation, Ideoloogia. Multidisciplinaarne käsitlus. Tartu: Tartu Ülikooli Kirjastus.
*Croatian translation, Ideologija : multidisciplinaran pristup. Translation by Živan Filippi. Zagreb: Golden marketing-Tehni?ka knjiga, 2006.
  • Ideology and discourse. A Multidisciplinary Introduction. On website.
*Spanish translation, Ideología y discurso. Una introducción multidisciplinaria. Barcelona: Ariel, 2003
*Italian translation, Ideologie. Discorso e costruzione sociale del pregiudizio. A cura di Paola Villano. Roma: Carocci, 2004.
  • Discurso, Notícia e Ideologia. Estudos na Análise Crítica do Discurso. Porto: Campo das Letras, 2005.
  • Communicating Ideologies. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Discourse and Social Practice.  Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang, 2004 (with Martin Pütz and JoAnne Neff-van Aertselaer, Eds.)

Articles

  • Algunas notas sobre la ideologia y la teoria del discurso). Semiosis (Jalapa, Mexico) 5, 1980, 37-54.
  • Discourse analysis as ideology analysis. In C. Schäffner & A. Wenden (Eds.), Language and Peace . (pp. 17-33). Aldershot: Dartmouth Publishing. 1995.
  • Ideological discourse analysis. New Courant (English Dept, University of Helsinki), 4 (1995), 135-161. Special issue Interdisciplinary approaches to Discourse Analysis , ed. by Eija Ventola and Anna Solin.
  • Discourse semantics and ideology. Discourse & Society 5(2), 243-289, 1995.
  • Discourse, opinions and ideologies. Discourse and ideologies. Special issue of Current Issues in Language and Society 2(2), 115-145, 1995. Special issue also published as book: Christina Schaeffner & Helen Kelly Holmes (Eds.), Discourse as Ideologies. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 1996.
  • Against Reductionism: A rejoinder. Discourse and Ideologoies special issue of Current Issues in Language and Society 2(2), 168-172, 1995. Special issue also published as book: Christina Schaeffner & Helen Kelly Holmes (Eds.), Discourse as Ideologies. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 1996.
  • Opinions and ideologies in the press. In Allan Bell and Peter Garrett (Eds.), Approaches to Media Discourse. (pp. 21-63). Oxford: Blackwell, 1998.
  • Opinions and ideologies in editorials. Paper Symposium of Critical Discourse Analysis Language, social life and critical thought , Athens, 14-17 december, 1995. (On homepage).
  • Ideologies, racism, discourse: Debates on immigration and ethnic issues. In Jessika ter Wal & Maykel Verkuyten (Eds.), Comparative perspectives on racism. (pp. 91-116). Aldershot etc.: Ashgate, 2000.
  • A Linguistic Study of Ideology? Unpublished.
*Spanish version in G. Parodi Sweis (Ed.), Discurso, cognición y educación. Ensayos en Honor de Luis A. Gómez Macker. Valparaiso: Ediciones Universitarias de Valparaíso de la Universidad  Católica de Valparaíso, 1999, pp. 27-42.
*Catalan version in Toni Mollà (Ed.), Ideologia i conflicte lingüístic. (pp. 33-56). Barcelona, Bromera.
  • Political discourse and ideology. In Clara Ubaldina Lorda &  Montserrat Ribas (Eds.), Anàlisi del discurs polític. (pp. 15-34). Barcelona: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, IULA.
*Polish translation, Dyskurs polityczny i ideologia, in: Etnolingwistyka, Problemy Jezyka i Kultury, 15 (2003), pp. 7-28. Lublin.
  • Discourse, ideology and context. Folia Linguistica, XXX/1-2, 2001, 11-40   (Special issue edited by Ruth Wodak).
  • Discourse and Ideology. Virtual course taught at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), August 2000. (English version on Homepage).
*Spanish version published as a book by Ariel, Barcelona, 2003.
*Italian translation, Ideologie. Discorso e costruzione sociale del pregiudizio. A cura di Paola Villano. Roma: Carocci, 2004.
  • Discourse, knowledge and ideology. In Martin Pütz, JoAnne Neff & Teun A. van Dijk (Eds.),  Communicating Ideologies. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Discourse and Social Practice. (pp. 5-38). Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang, 2004.
*Portuguese version "Discurso, conhecimento e ideologia: reformulando velhas questões" in Claudio Cezar Henriques (org), Linguagem, conhecimento e aplicação. (pp. 389-414.) Rio de Janeiro: Europa, 2003.
*Spanish version "Discurso, conocimiento e ideología" in Cuadernos de Información y Comunicación, no 10 (2005), pp. 285-318. Departamento de Periodismo III de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Información de la UCM.  Editada por el Servicio de Publicacione de la Universidad Copmplutense de Madrid.
  • War Rhetoric of a Little Ally. Political implicatures of Aznar's Legitimization of the War in Iraq. Journal  of Language and Politics, 4(1), pp. 65-92, 2005. Special issue "The Soft Power of War. Legitimacy and community in Iraq war discourses." edited by Lilie Chouliaraki.
*Spanish version of an earlier version, "La retórica bélica de un aliado menor. Implicaturas políticas y legitimación de la guerra en Iraq opor parte de José María Aznar", Oralia 7(2004), 195-225.
  • Politics, ideology and discourse. Elsevier Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2005. Volume on Politics and Language (Ruth Wodak, Ed.), pp. 728-740.
*Spanish translation in Quórum Académico. Maracaibo (Venezuela).
*French version in Semen. Revue de sémio-linguistique des textes et des discours. (Besançon), 21 (avril, 2006), pp. 73-102.
  • Ideology and discourse analysis. Paper symposium on ideology, Oxford University, September 2004. Journal of Political Ideologies, 11 (2006), 115-140. Reprinted in Michael Freeden (Ed.), The meaning of ideology. Cross-disciplinary perspectives. (pp. 110-136).  London: Routledge, 2007.
*Spanish version in Utopía y Praxis Latinoamericana, nº 10, Junio, 2005, CESA, Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela, 10, nº 29  (Abril-Junio, 2005), pp. 9-36.
  • Introduction: Language, discourse and ideology. In Martin Pütz, JoAnne Neff-van Aertselaer & Teun A. van Dijk (Eds.), Communicating Ideologies. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Discourse and Social Practice. (pp. xiii-xxi) Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang, 2004. 
  • News, discourse and ideology. In Thomasz Hanitzsch & Karin Wahl-Jorgensen (Eds.), Handbook of Journalism Studies. (pp. 191-204). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 2008.
  • Discourse and ideology. To appear in Teun A. van Dijk (Ed.), Discourse Studies. London: Sage, 2010.

Updated May 1, 2009