Practical Elaborations. About the Development of Foucauldian Discourse Analysis in Germany

Rainer Diaz-Bone


The German researcher of discourse Jürgen LINK and his team in the Bochumer (later Dortmunder) "discourse workshop" are among the pioneers in the field of discourse analytic research in the social sciences. LINK founded the journal "kultuRRevolution" (Journal for Applied Discourse Analysis) which has been in publication for 25 years contributions that discuss topics as Foucauldian discourse theory or the interdiscourse theory of PÊCHEUX as applied discourse analytic studies. In this interview LINK's own interdiscourse theory is portrayed; its uniqueness and distinction are discussed vis-à-vis the interdiscourse theory of PÊCHEUX. The interview was done via e-mail. It includes a discussion of the early stages of discourse research subsequent to FOUCAULT and PÊCHEUX. The interview begins with an overview of the academic career of Jürgen LINK, followed by an update on the current state of discourse analytic research in the area of the social sciences and the humanities. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0603208


FOUCAULT; PÊCHEUX; JÄGER; discourse theory; discourse analysis; structuralism; poststructuralism; interdiscourse


Copyright (c) 2006 Rainer Diaz-Bone

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