Critical Discourse Analysis: A Scrupulous Look at Invisible Man in Terms of Bakhtin’s Point of View

Shirin Pourebrahim, Mozhgan Eyvazi, Saba Mirzaee

Abstract


The linguistic study of African-American literary texts opens up a wide area of research. Due to this fact this research tries to establish a connection between two areas of study. The first one is Critical Discourse Analysis and the second one focuses on Bakhtin’s ideas of novel. This study applies transitivity as a tool of Critical Discourse Analysis in order to examine the ideologies of a racial society adopted in Invisible Man. In addition, what is highlighted in this novel is the presence of the author who tries to make a new ideology. Here a new dialogue emerges and this is a key to establish a connection between the two areas of study. This novel, according to Bakhtin is neither homophonic nor polyphonic. A new kind of novel develops which the researcher calls it a novel of dialogic ideology.

 


Keywords


CDA, Transitivity analysis, Experiential meta-function, Process, Participant, Polyphony, Carnival

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.4n.5p.262

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