Critical Discourse Analysis: Morality Debate in the Works of Shel Silverstein

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Diana Budi Darma, Fithriyah Inda Nur Abida


Silverstein is a children’s writer who is able to convey controversies toward his young readers. This fact directly intrigues many questions and explanations. This type of discourse contains much information, which is possible to be analyse. Van Dijk as an expert in critical discourse offers methods in exploring controversial issues. Text and context are the main object of analysis. They were analysed thoroughly by applying macro and micro structure. At the end there are two important findings, which are humour and acceptance

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