Discourse Analysis Protocol

Discourse Analysis Protocol

Find a language excerpt from the article that you find intriguing, unexpected, or curious. Write it on the template in the associated field in quotation marks.

Zoom in on one part of the excerpt due to its particular use of language.  Name the language device (see attachment called, “Language Devices: Drawing on Fairclough’s Critical Discourse Analysis”).

Interpret the implied, underlying meanings and messages within the language excerpt, also known as embedded assumptions.


Write a synthesis:  a statement that connects the language excerpt to the language device and the embedded assumption.

Language excerpt 
Discourse device 
Embedded assumptions