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Breaking the text: An introduction to Lacanian discourse analysis

Neill, Calum



This paper presents an entry-level approach to Lacanian Discourse Analysis. Along the way it considers crucial issues for textual analysis, arguing that Lacan’s insights provide an important collection of tools and concepts in dealing with textual research in a manner which is neither blind to the intrusion of interpretation nor deaf to the call of creative engagement. The paper is, however, a beginning, never more than a beginning.


Neill, C. (2013). Breaking the text: An introduction to Lacanian discourse analysis. Theory and Psychology, 23(3), 334-350.

Journal Article Type Article
Online Publication Date Apr 2, 2013
Publication Date 2013-06
Deposit Date May 25, 2015
Publicly Available Date Mar 31, 2017
Print ISSN 0959-3543
Electronic ISSN 1461-7447
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 3
Pages 334-350
Keywords discourse analysis; Lacan; LDA; text;
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Contract Date May 25, 2015


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