DiscourseNet mission and principles

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DN is a community of researchers in Discourse Studies, broadly understood as a field studying social practices of meaning production in the entanglements of verbal and/or non-verbal communication.

Discourse researchers mobilize theories and methods to account for objects at the intersection of language, power and society.

DN provides a pluralist, multilingual, inclusive and non-hierarchical space for discourse scholars from all disciplinary and geographic backgrounds. 

DN does not represent a particular school or disciplinary field. It offers a forum for all strands in Discourse Studies.

DN encourages critical, democratic reflection on societal issues. It is open to social movements (and their evaluation), activism and various forms of political struggles outside academia. It aims to strike a productive balance between specialised academic knowledge and critical political awareness of issues in society at large.