Critical Discourse Analysis: (De) Constructing EULEX discourse

Published by:

Kosovar Center for Security Studies (KCSS)

 

Titile:

Critical Discourse Analysis: (De) Constructing EULEX discourse

 

Author:

Violeta FERATI

 

Date:

7 September 2012

 

This report is focused on critical discourse analysis to identify trends in the language used by EULEX based on official statements and reports. In this context, the main aim of this research consists of detecting the invisible relationship between EULEX and the Kosovo institutions., considering that until now this kind of research has not been conducted regarding the international civil and military presence.

The report presents a statistical annex which reflects frequencies of the terminology used by EULEX in the period of 2009-2012. This research has revealed the most frequent terms, including: multi-ethnicity, non-majority communities, accountability, transparency, compliance, local authorities, political interference, etc., during the above mentioned period.