Complementarity between Positive Discourse Analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis
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Positive discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis are two methods of discourse analysis, both of which are based on Western Marxist philosophy. This article briefly analyzes the development of positive discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis, and the author believes that positive discourse analysis is not a substitute for critical discourse analysis. The author analyzes the complementarity of positive discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis from the aspects of deconstruction and construction, object of analysis or selection of corpus, and analysis of the same discourse. Finally, the author emphasizes that we should treat these two analytical methods dialectically and use them based on actual situation.
Positive discourse analysis, Critical discourse analysis, Complementarity