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The present study pleads for the idea that translator prefaces offer concrete directions along which these texts can construct and contest authority, highlight cultural values and differences, underline self-identity, influence readers’ perception, and unveil related changes of a historical, social and political nature. In other words, prefaces offer a readily available and reliable source of research to bring ideology to the surface and to explore social and political conditions in a given society at a given time. This assumption yields the basic argument of critical discourse analysis that a text offers a mediated interpretation (or a variable version) of objective reality and changes in language use are linked to wider social and cultural processes in a dialogical relation. Concerning both internally and externally imposed pressure, the primary aim of this study is to analyze two prefaces written by two different translators of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, the scandalous novel of D.H. Lawrence in Turkish, for its two translated versions published in 1942 and 1981, respectively. Trying to highlight the discourse-ideology relationship, we aimed to explore the social and cognitive factors determining the translators’ stance towards constructing the discourse in their prefaces as a manifestation of self-legitimization for the translation of a stigmatized novel, and also to indicate the diachronic shifts in two discourses in accordance with the changing sociocultural/political conditions in Turkey in the span of forty years. Accordingly, while the first preface published in 1942 was woven around legitimization of sexuality in the form of a public self-defence of a translator who had dared to translate Lady Chatterley’s Lover within the 40s of Turkey under the strict single-party regime, the second one is in the form of an exculpation of a stigmatized literary novel by highlighting its universal artistic value and by defocusing its sexually stigmatized nature within strongly liberalized post-military coup period.

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The discursive battlefield of agricultural biotechnology

Érvelési stratégiák és narratívák a hazai kutatói vitákban

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Author: Réka Matolay

810 Wodak, R. — Meyer, M. (2009): Critical discourse analysis: History, agenda, theory and methodology. In: Wodak, R. and Meyer, M. (eds): Methods of Critical Discourse Analysis . Sage

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. Language, Ideology and Point of View. van Dijk, T. A. 1993. Principles of Critical Discourse Analysis. Discourse and Society Vol. 4. N. 2. 249

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2002 14. i xiv Fairclough, N. & Wodak, R. 1997. Critical discourse analysis. In: van Dijk, T. A. (ed.) Discourse as

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. Baker , P. , Gabrielatos , C. , Khosravinik , M. , Krzyżanowski , M. , McEnery , T. & Wodak , R. 2008 A Useful Methodological Synergy? Combining Critical Discourse Analysis and Corpus Linguistics to Examine Discourses

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The present paper studies the cultural and linguistic practices of Francophone (both mother tongue and foreign language speaker) rap groups using their lyrics as data to be analyzed. The methodology chosen is of a double nature: sociolinguistics and critical discourse analysis are used in order to arrive at a more complete picture. The analysis suggests that code-switching is a means through which rappers can create an identity for themselves which identifies them with the African American origins of rap music while allowing for a strong, alternative, national identity. It seems visible that the multilingual identity is one which is gladly embraced because it allows for a wider variety of linguistic practices.

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Politics. Identity, Policy and Governance. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. 1–32. Wodak–Meyer 2009 = Wodak R., Meyer M. Critical discourse analysis: history, agenda, theory, and methodology. In: Methods for Critical Discourse

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Fairclough, N. 1995. Critical Discourse Analysis: The Critical Study of Language . London: Longman. Fairclough N. Critical Discourse Analysis: The

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: Routledge . Van Dijk , T. 1993 . Principles of Critical Discourse Analysis . Discourse & Society Vol. 4 . No. 2 . 249 – 283

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Fairclough, N. 1995a. Critical Discourse Analysis, the Critical Study of Language . Harlow: Longman. Fairclough N. Critical Discourse Analysis, the

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