Representational Pattern of Discursive Hegemony


The paper aims to construct a practical representational pattern, which is to uncover the way the discursive hegemony exists in the content of text. The representational pattern will be embarked upon level by level, mainly from the linguistic perspective such as field of discourse, transitivity, and the choice and meaning of words. For the reason of non-discursive elements having determined effects in the formation of discursive hegemony, the paper will also explore hegemony beyond the linguistic perspective by means of the concept "discourse" constructed in Fairclough’s Critical Discourse Analysis model. In addition, a particular written text will be chosen to further testify the way of how hegemony is represented in a particular text or discourse.

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Liu, M. (2013) Representational Pattern of Discursive Hegemony. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 3, 135-140. doi: 10.4236/ojml.2013.32018.

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