Discourse and Power
Read the article by Wang (2006). Provide an answer to this central guiding question: Do you agree with the author’s central claim that there can never be an ‘ideal dialogue’ that is free from power? In answering this question, produce a critical summary of Wang’s main arguments, indicating your agreement/disagreement (and why). (Don’t try to include a summary of every idea in Wang’s article: you will not have space. Be selective and synthesize.) You should also make some links to the ideas contained in the Week 3 reading (Norman Fairclough) by pointing out any overlaps (or differences) between Wang and Fairclough’s ideas.