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‘Free men we stand under the flag of our land’: A transitivity analysis of African anthems as discourses of resistance against colonialism (2021)
Journal Article
Mwinlaaru, I. N., & Nartey, M. (in press). ‘Free men we stand under the flag of our land’: A transitivity analysis of African anthems as discourses of resistance against colonialism. Critical Discourse Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2021.1999286

Recent studies on colonial discourse have demonstrated that the speeches of freedom activists in colonial Africa served as sites of resistance. One key text type that has, however, been neglected in the critical literature on the discourse of emancip... Read More about ‘Free men we stand under the flag of our land’: A transitivity analysis of African anthems as discourses of resistance against colonialism.

Investigating emancipatory discourses in action: The need for an interventionist approach and an activist-scholar posture (2021)
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Nartey, M. (in press). Investigating emancipatory discourses in action: The need for an interventionist approach and an activist-scholar posture. Critical Discourse Studies, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2021.1999285

This Special Issue provides a collection of cutting-edge research that examines discourses that serve emancipatory agendas by taking a social justice approach. To this end, the issue draws on data from Africa, Latin America, North America and the Ara... Read More about Investigating emancipatory discourses in action: The need for an interventionist approach and an activist-scholar posture.

Centering marginalized voices: a discourse analytic study of the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter (2021)
Journal Article
Nartey, M. (in press). Centering marginalized voices: a discourse analytic study of the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter. Critical Discourse Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2021.1999284

Recent studies on non-dominant or minority groups have begun to look at how their members reconstruct resistance, sculpt a positive identity for themselves and engage in solidarity formation for group empowerment. The present study contributes to thi... Read More about Centering marginalized voices: a discourse analytic study of the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter.

Marginality and otherness: The discursive construction of LGBT issues/people in the Ghanaian news media (2021)
Journal Article
Nartey, M. (in press). Marginality and otherness: The discursive construction of LGBT issues/people in the Ghanaian news media. Media, Culture and Society, https://doi.org/10.1177/01634437211045552

In recent years, LGBT issues have received substantial media attention and engendered heated public debate in Ghana. This paper analyzes the prejudiced construction of LGBT issues in the Ghanaian news media and how this contributes to a discriminator... Read More about Marginality and otherness: The discursive construction of LGBT issues/people in the Ghanaian news media.

Constructing the myth of protest masculinity in Chinese English language news media: A critical discourse analysis of the representation of 'leftover men' (2021)
Journal Article
Yu, Y., & Nartey, M. (2021). Constructing the myth of protest masculinity in Chinese English language news media: A critical discourse analysis of the representation of 'leftover men'. Gender and Language, 15(2), 184-206. https://doi.org/10.1558/genl.18823

Although the Chinese media's construction of unmarried citizens as 'leftover' has incited much controversy, little research attention has been given to the ways 'leftover men' are represented in discourse. To fill this gap, this study performs a crit... Read More about Constructing the myth of protest masculinity in Chinese English language news media: A critical discourse analysis of the representation of 'leftover men'.

Yvonne Nelson and the heroic myth of Yaa Asantewaa: a discourse-mythological case study of a Ghanaian celebrity (2021)
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Nartey, M. (2021). Yvonne Nelson and the heroic myth of Yaa Asantewaa: a discourse-mythological case study of a Ghanaian celebrity. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 38(3), 255-268. https://doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2021.1907429

This article details a study of mythological storytelling in the Ghanaian media. It analyzes a number of news articles about a Ghanaian celebrity, Yvonne Nelson, in the wake of leading a protest to pressure the government to find a lasting solution t... Read More about Yvonne Nelson and the heroic myth of Yaa Asantewaa: a discourse-mythological case study of a Ghanaian celebrity.

Constructing undesirables: A critical discourse analysis of othering of Fulani nomads in the Ghanaian news media (2021)
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Nartey, M., & Ladegaard, H. J. (2021). Constructing undesirables: A critical discourse analysis of othering of Fulani nomads in the Ghanaian news media. Discourse and Communication, 15(2), 184-199. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750481320982095

The activities of Fulani nomads in Ghana have gained considerable media attention and engendered continuing public debate. In this paper, we analyze the prejudiced portrayals of the nomads in the Ghanaian news media, and how these contribute to an ex... Read More about Constructing undesirables: A critical discourse analysis of othering of Fulani nomads in the Ghanaian news media.

Navigating the doctorate: A reflection on the journey of ‘becoming’ a PhD in applied language sciences (2021)
Journal Article
Nartey, M. (2021). Navigating the doctorate: A reflection on the journey of ‘becoming’ a PhD in applied language sciences. Cogent Education, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2021.1994360

In the last two decades, academic reflections on the PhD experience and studies on various aspects of doctoral research education have attracted scholarly attention in the higher education and advanced academic literacy literature. In this article, I... Read More about Navigating the doctorate: A reflection on the journey of ‘becoming’ a PhD in applied language sciences.