Discourse Analysis

The Discourse Analysis Group (DAG) was set up in 2012 in an attempt to bring together postgraduate students and academics interested in issues of 'discourse' in its broadest sense. The group meets over the course of the two semesters to discuss problems and ideas concerning the use of discourse analysis in members' research projects. Workshops are aimed at social scientists who are curious to explore a range of different approaches loosely related to 'discourse'.  

Workshop themes have included: critical discourse analysis, narrative analysis, critical frame analysis, post-structuralist discourse theory, conversation analysis, critical historical discourse analysis, and others, which reflects the wide-ranging approach taken to the idea of 'discourse'. One of the key purposes of the group is to provide a learning space and support structure for addressing research problems related to analysis of discursive data (e.g. choice of approach, data collection and analysis) in a flexible and personalised way.  

Each meeting starts with an expert speaker introducing the theme of the session which is then followed by an informal group discussion. 

If you would like to contact us and register in the group’s emailing list, please write to Nikos Kanellopoulos (n.kanellopoulos@ed.ac.uk), Rob Ralston (rralston@ed.ac.uk) and/or Bryce Zedalis (s1419822@ed.ac.uk). For first-hand notice of DAG news and activities, please follow us on Twitter (@Discourse_ED).

Discourse Analysis