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What does CDA stand for?

CDA stands for Critical Discourse Analysis

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A mixed-method approach is employed, including the gathering of quantitative data, qualitative in-depth interviews with key actors (domestic placement agencies owners, employers, employees and policy makers), and critical discourse analysis of regulations and policy documents.
The authors draw on the work of Gunter Kress, Norman Fairclough, Ruth Wodak, and Theo van Leeuwen and introduce the main theoretical concepts underpinning their approach; the analysis of choices in words and texts; semiotic resources for representing the attitudes of speakers through verbs, gaze and interaction, and poses; linguistic and visual methods for representing people and what people do; the use of metaphors and other rhetorical tropes like hyperbole in different contexts; nominalization and presupposition in language as strategies for concealment; modality and hedging in texts and visual communication; and criticisms of critical discourse analysis and multimodal critical discourse analysis.
As a way to demonstrate how teacher education students in a graduate multicultural course critically examined race through a discursive framework of racism, this article includes excerpts from students' papers wherein they apply critical discourse analysis (CDA) to examine how discursive racism is produced through films, including Stand and Deliver and Freedom Writers.