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Mediated Discourse Analysis (MDA) (coined by late Ron Scollon) is a specialised form of linguistic discourse analysis (similar to Critical Discourse Analysis)--it mediates discourse, agency, and practice into what Scollon calls a "nexus of practice." The goal of MDA is to focus on discourse in action, as opposed to discourse as action, thus making discourse analysts responsible for applying discourse into various practical and useful contexts.

See also Edit


  • Ronald Scollon (2001). Mediated discourse: the nexus of practice, Routledge.
  • (2004) Nexus analysis: discourse and the emerging internet, Routledge.
  • Jones, Rodney and Norris, Sigrid, eds. (2006) Discourse in Action: Introducing Mediated Discourse Analysis. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
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