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International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology, 2020, 2(4); doi: 10.25236/IJFS.2020.020409.

Critical Discourse Analysis and Critical Reading


Shuqing Li

Corresponding Author:
Shuqing Li

School of Foreign Languages, Shanxi Datong University, Datong, 037009, China


With the continuous integration of China's higher education into the internationalization process, the goal of talent training in colleges and universities has become more and more internationalized. The cultivation of English reading ability has always been the focus of college English teaching. However, for a long time, foreign language teaching has always regarded language as a pure information transmission tool, ignoring the role of ideology in social process and political, economic and cultural life. The cultivation of critical reading ability can enable students to recognize the meaning of discourse and decode discourse from a macro perspective, and reveal the relationship between ideology and power through the language form on the surface of discourse. Critical reading ability is essentially a critical thinking mode and attitude, which is open and cannot be reduced to a specific dogma, and its significance needs to be reflected in specific reading practice.


Critical discourse analysis; Critical reading; Ideology

Cite This Paper

Shuqing Li. Critical Discourse Analysis and Critical Reading. International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology (2020), Vol. 2, Issue 4: 65-72. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFS.2020.020409.


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