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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)
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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, 1-17. 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)
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Nartey, M. (in press). Centering marginalized voices: a discourse analytic study of the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter. Critical Discourse Studies, 1-16. 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)
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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)
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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), 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. (in press). 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)
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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.

A critical metaphor analysis of heroic myth in the discourse of Kwame Nkrumah (2020)
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Nartey, M. (2020). A critical metaphor analysis of heroic myth in the discourse of Kwame Nkrumah. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines, 12(1), 37-53

This paper examines how Kwame Nkrumah, a pioneering Pan-African leader, utilizes metaphor to simultaneously construct heroes and villains, protagonists and antagonists, forming part of an ideological mechanism that portrays him as a valiant leader an... Read More about A critical metaphor analysis of heroic myth in the discourse of Kwame Nkrumah.

A feminist critical discourse analysis of Ghanaian feminist blogs (2020)
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Nartey, M. (2021). A feminist critical discourse analysis of Ghanaian feminist blogs. Feminist Media Studies, 21(4), 657-672. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2020.1837910

Even though one of the aims of critical discourse analysis (CDA) is to demonstrate how social inequality, power abuse and discriminatory practices can be resisted, most studies have centered on the deconstruction of oppression and ideologically drive... Read More about A feminist critical discourse analysis of Ghanaian feminist blogs.

Mythological heroism in the discourse of Kwame Nkrumah (2020)
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Nartey, M., & Bhatia, A. (2020). Mythological heroism in the discourse of Kwame Nkrumah. World Englishes, 39(4), 581-593. https://doi.org/10.1111/weng.12499

This paper critically explores how an African independence leader uses his language to simultaneously construct heroes and villains, protagonists and antagonists forming part of an ideological mechanism that realizes an anti-imperialist rhetoric and... Read More about Mythological heroism in the discourse of Kwame Nkrumah.

Voice, agency and identity: A positive discourse analysis of ‘resistance’ in the rhetoric of Kwame Nkrumah (2020)
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Nartey, M. (2020). Voice, agency and identity: A positive discourse analysis of ‘resistance’ in the rhetoric of Kwame Nkrumah. Language and Intercultural Communication, 20(2), 193-205. https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2020.1722686

This paper uses positive discourse analysis to examine an independence leader's resistance rhetoric against colonialism, imperialism and neocolonialism. It analyses speeches delivered by Ghana's independence leader, Kwame Nkrumah, and finds that he a... Read More about Voice, agency and identity: A positive discourse analysis of ‘resistance’ in the rhetoric of Kwame Nkrumah.

Towards a decade of synergising corpus linguistics and critical discourse analysis: A meta-analysis (2019)
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Nartey, M., & Mwinlaaru, I. N. (2019). Towards a decade of synergising corpus linguistics and critical discourse analysis: A meta-analysis. Corpora, 14(2), 203-235. https://doi.org/10.3366/cor.2019.0169

The incorporation of corpus linguistics (CL) methods within critical discourse analysis (CDA) has increasingly gathered momentum over the last decade. This paper surveys studies using this triangulated framework, drawing on a database of 121 studies... Read More about Towards a decade of synergising corpus linguistics and critical discourse analysis: A meta-analysis.

Formulating emancipatory discourses and reconstructing resistance: A positive discourse analysis of Sukarno’s speech at the first Afro-Asian conference (2019)
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Nartey, M., & Ernanda, . (2020). Formulating emancipatory discourses and reconstructing resistance: A positive discourse analysis of Sukarno’s speech at the first Afro-Asian conference. Critical Discourse Studies, 17(1), 22-38. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2019.1617758

In this article, we analyze a seven-page speech delivered by Sukarno, first president of Indonesia, at the opening of the First Asia-Africa Conference where he advocated Afro-Asian unity/ solidarity as the panacea for colonialism, imperialism, and ne... Read More about Formulating emancipatory discourses and reconstructing resistance: A positive discourse analysis of Sukarno’s speech at the first Afro-Asian conference.

“We must unite now or perish!”: Kwame Nkrumah’s creation of a mythic discourse? (2019)
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Nartey, M. (2019). “We must unite now or perish!”: Kwame Nkrumah’s creation of a mythic discourse?. Journal of Language and Politics, 18(2), 252-271. https://doi.org/10.1075/jlp.17051.nar

This paper presents a discourse-mythological analysis of the rhetoric of a pioneering Pan-African and Ghana’s independence leader, Kwame Nkrumah, drawing on Ruth Wodak’s discourse-historical approach to critical discourse analysis. The thesis of the... Read More about “We must unite now or perish!”: Kwame Nkrumah’s creation of a mythic discourse?.

Metaphor and Kwame Nkrumah’s construction of the unite or perish myth: a discourse-mythological analysis (2019)
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Nartey, M. (2020). Metaphor and Kwame Nkrumah’s construction of the unite or perish myth: a discourse-mythological analysis. Social Semiotics, 30(5), 646-664. https://doi.org/10.1080/10350330.2019.1568220

This article presents a discourse-mythological analysis of how Kwame Nkrumah, a pioneering Pan-African and Ghana’s independence leader, exploits metaphor to formulate and promote a univocal and an ideologically marked narrative that says Africa must... Read More about Metaphor and Kwame Nkrumah’s construction of the unite or perish myth: a discourse-mythological analysis.

Situated identities in the discourse of insurance: A comparative critical discourse analysis of Chinese and British insurance contracts (2018)
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Nartey, M., & Huang, H. (2018). Situated identities in the discourse of insurance: A comparative critical discourse analysis of Chinese and British insurance contracts. Language, Discourse & Society, 6(2), 119-132

This paper is a comparative critical discourse analysis of Chinese and British insurance contracts. It analyses the similarities and differences in the identities that emerge from the situatedness of the insured and the insurer in the contracts in or... Read More about Situated identities in the discourse of insurance: A comparative critical discourse analysis of Chinese and British insurance contracts.

‘I shall prosecute a ruthless war on these monsters … ’: A critical metaphor analysis of discourse of resistance in the rhetoric of Kwame Nkrumah (2018)
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Nartey, M. (2019). ‘I shall prosecute a ruthless war on these monsters … ’: A critical metaphor analysis of discourse of resistance in the rhetoric of Kwame Nkrumah. Critical Discourse Studies, 16(2), 113-130. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2018.1535987

In recent years, studies on discourses of resistance in politics have become prevalent, focusing mainly on the language of radical movements and rebel groups, but not the discourses on colonialism, imperialism, and repression which can be considered... Read More about ‘I shall prosecute a ruthless war on these monsters … ’: A critical metaphor analysis of discourse of resistance in the rhetoric of Kwame Nkrumah.