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IV. Multidisciplinary work on discourse. Examples of a “way of doing” discourse analysis - Alice KRIEG-PLANQUE 59
59 Chapter IV Multidisciplinary work on discourse. Examples of a “way of doing” discourse analysis Alice KRIEG-PLANQUE There are different ways of embarking on discourse analysis. In these pages, I would like to present one of the multiple “ways of doing” it, among those which place the emphasis on multidisciplinarity while maintaining discourse as the object of research. Work I have already published, based on very concrete studies of corpus, will serve to illustrate this strategy. Indeed, a feature of this work is the diversity of methods and types of knowledge that it implies: formulated in a schematic fashion, it involves describing corpora using categories stemming from linguistics and discourse analysis, and interpreting them in the light of various other disciplines, such as political sci- ence, history, sociology, anthropology and political philosophy. The research objectives justify such an approach, since they are concerned first and foremost with analysing discourse as a product of the real social and political world. Specific nature of the approach: to break down barriers and make connections between points of interdiscourse The reader will find here both a summary and a proposal – and they both exemplify an approach to discourse analysis that can quickly be placed in context in relation to others. In an article devoted to an 60 epistemological panorama of discourse analysis, Dominique Maingue- neau  places my approach among those which: – give priority to “non-topical units”, constructed by the researcher independently of pre-established boundaries and grouping to- gether utterances which are strongly embedded...
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