A Critical Discourse Analysis of Intertextuality and Interdiscursivity in the African National Congress (ANC)
AbstractThis paper interrogates the three ANC manifestos through intertextuality and interdisciplinarity that is grounded on critical discourse analysis (CDA). To achieve the objective of this study, the researchers draw from various scholars of CDA because it is believed that there is no single theory or method which is uniform and consistent throughout Critical Discourse Analysis. CDA refers to discourse analysis which aims to systematically explore often opaque relationships of causality and determination between discursive practices, events and texts, and wider social and cultural structures, relationships and processes (Fairclough 1993). For the purpose of this paper the focus will be on the reproduction and invocation of three African National Congress (ANC) documents: the Reconstruction and Development Programme (RDP), the Freedom Charter and the Constitution of RSA.
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