A range of approaches to the analysis of texts and talk in relation to the social contexts which give rise to them. More specifically, an approach that views language as a social practice and that seeks to identify the reproduction of power relations and ideological processes in discourse (Fairclough). Compare conversation analysis; critical theory; discourse analysis; ideological analysis.
http://users.utu.fi/bredelli/cda.html Critical discourse analysis: Brett Dellinger.
Subjects: Media Studies.