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Chapter II Discourse analysis and information and communication sciences: beyond corpora and methods1 Claire OGER The meeting between discourse analysis (DA) and information and communication sciences (ICS) has long been delayed by the respec- tive directions in which each discipline has developed. However, it now appears to be a fait accompli, as testified by the growth of re- search in media discourse analysis, the existence of “mixed” research teams, and the interest shown in both these research fields by jour- nals such as Etudes de communication (Université de Lille III), Com- munication (Université Laval, Quebec), Questions de communica- tion (Université de Metz) or Mots. Les langages du politique (ENS Editions). Nevertheless, working regularly with teachers and re- searchers of ICS sometimes gives discourse analysts the impression that this interdisciplinary contact is viewed on both sides in a reductionist way, and even that it is based on misunderstandings. My intention here is to briefly recall the conditions under which the two disciplines have come together and refer to the viewpoint which appears to me to be reductionist, after which I will propose two examples which indicate more profitable ways of working to- gether. 1 This chapter is based on a paper given at the conference “Sciences du Langage et Sciences de l’Homme” organised by the Association des Sciences du Langage, 10 December 2005, École Normale Supérieure, Paris. It has been further de- veloped thanks to exchanges with Alice Krieg-Planque and the other members of Céditec. 26 Claire Oger An...
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