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Katy Brown

Combining discourse analytic traditions in the study of populism

  • 19 May 2021
  • 2pm-3pm
  • Online

About this event

In this talk, Katy Brown will present her methodological framework, which combines Discourse Theory (DT), Critical Discourse Studies (CDS) and Corpus Linguistics (CL). Despite overlapping and compatible features, these traditions have rarely been combined as one, but Katy will argue that their respective strengths may complement one another to form a cohesive approach to discourse analysis. In relation to the study of populism, they have produced some differing approaches, but through examples from an analysis of Brexit campaign discourse, the presenter will show that if combined carefully, this framework can be used effectively to explore populism and associated discourses.

About the presenter:

Katy Brown is a third-year PhD student at the University of Bath whose research focuses on the mainstreaming of the far right in Europe. Her thesis aims to theorise mainstreaming and analyse the role of elite discourse in this process, using the Brexit referendum as a case study.

This event is hosted by the Populism Research Group at Loughborough University.

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