“Desolated and Deprived”: a CDA Approach to Liu’s Discourse

Song-song CHEN


Language and society are closely interrelated as every change in the society is reflected in our language. Critical discourse analysis (CDA) is an important tool for our understanding of the society. We made a CDA analysis on the announcements Liu made in her prosecution against Li, a famous anchor in China, following a sociological investigation approach proposed by Fairclough in his Language and Power, and cognitive method as a supplement, trying to find out what is buried under the language.
Key words: CDA, social ethics, narrative, ideology, profit-loss scheme
Résumé: Il existe une relation inséparable entre la langue et la société et chaque changement social se reflète dans la langue. En tant qu’un outil puissant d’analyse, l’analyse critique du discours joue un rôle très important dans la connaissance de la société. Nons effectuons, en employant la méthode d’analyse sociale préconisée par Fairclough et la méthode d’analyse cognitive, l’analyse critique du discours du procès de Liu intenté contre Li. Avec le corpus de quatres déclarations de Liu Yin, nons s’efforçons d’explorer la conscience cachée sous la langue superficielle.
Mots-clés: analyse critique du discours, morale sociale, narration, idéologie sociale, logique de bénéfice et de perte
摘要:語言與社會之間具有密不可分的關係,社會的每一個變化都能在語言中得到體現。批評話語分析作為一項有力的分析工具對於認識社會具有非常重要的作用。我們使用 Fairclough所宣導的社會分析方法結合認知分析方法對劉某訴李某案進行了批評話語分析,語料為劉穎所作的四次公開聲明,盡力挖掘其表面語言背後所隱藏的意識。

Full Text:


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.ccc.1923670020070301.008


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2010 Song-song CHEN

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Share us to:   


  • How to do online submission to another Journal?
  • If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:

1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author

  • Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.

2. Submission

Online Submission: http://cscanada.org/index.php/ccc/submission/wizard

  • Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.
  • We only use four mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases: caooc@hotmail.com; office@cscanada.net; ccc@cscanada.net; ccc@cscanada.org

 Articles published in Cross-Cultural Communication are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY).


Address: 1055 Rue Lucien-L'Allier, Unit #772, Montreal, QC H3G 3C4, Canada.
Telephone: 1-514-558 6138 
Website: Http://www.cscanada.net; Http://www.cscanada.org 
E-mail:caooc@hotmail.com; office@cscanada.net

Copyright © Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture