Language, Ideology and Social Change: Taking forward the CHAT tradition with Critical Discourse Analysis?

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


This is a paper which I presented to the staff and students of the Centre for Research on Activity, Development and Learning at the University of Helsinki when I spent time there as a visiting researcher in September 2009. The paper presented a carefully argued appeal to researchers in the tradition of Cultural Historical Activity Theory to reject Critical Discourse Analysis as a basis for their engagement with language and social change, and instead to focus on, and to develop, the tools and resources which are to be found in the CHAT tradition itself.
Period22 Sept 2009
Held atUniversity of Helsinki, Finland
Degree of RecognitionInternational