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Exploring discourse and ideology through corpora


Edited By Miguel Fuster Márquez, José Santaemilia, Carmen Gregori-Signes and Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras

This book explores discourse mainly through corpus linguistics methods. Indeed, Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies has become a widely used approach for the critical (or non-critical) analysis of discourses in recent times. The book focuses on the analysis of different kinds of discourse, but most particularly on those which attempt to unveil social attitudes and values. Although a corpus methodology is deemed crucial in all research found here, it should not be inferred that a single, uniform technique is applied, but a wide variety of them, often shaped by the software which has been used. Also, more than one (qualitative or quantitative) methodology or drawing from various relevant sources is often called for in the critical analysis of discourses.

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How does violence-motivated online discourse differ from its non-violent counterpart? Insights from a CADS approach: Alfonso Sánchez-Moya

Alfonso Sánchez-Moya


Gender-related killings of women and girls continue to entail a pervasive social problem across countries worldwide. According to recent figures published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC 2018), an estimate of 87,000 women were intentionally killed across the globe in 2017. Strikingly, this global study suggests that women are more likely to be murdered by someone they know, and more than a third (30,000) of these women were killed by their current or former intimate partner. Quite undeniably, countries have adopted measures of many kinds to address violence of this sort, yet the number of casualties remains practically the same. Despite the many controversies around this social issue, the main reason why figures are far from decreasing lies in the very complex nature of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV henceforth). As argued by Ali / Naylor (2013), a solid comprehension of IPV does necessarily require a multifarious approach to it, which in itself constitutes a firm justification for the attempt to better understand it from a wider multidisciplinary perspective.

As a matter of fact, this is the main objective that this study has in mind. In what follows, this chapter seeks to provide insights into the discourse of female survivors of Intimate Partner Violence. Findings discussed here are embedded within a broader exploration of this type of discourse underpinned in both quantitative and qualitative ←167 | 168→explorations (Sánchez-Moya 2018). Nonetheless, and based upon Corpus-assisted Discourse Studies (CADS), this chapter provides a sentiment...

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