Teun van Dijk

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Teun van Dijk

Teun Adrianus van Dijk (born May 7, 1943 in Naaldwijk, Netherlands ) is a linguist and racism researcher.

He is currently working at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona . In Germany he influenced research on racism and the development of critical discourse analysis. Joint research took place as part of the Duisburg School of Critical Discourse Analysis , in collaboration with Siegfried Jäger and the Duisburg Institute for Linguistic and Social Research . Teun van Dijk developed fundamental analysis methods for empirical research into everyday racism .



  • Modern literary theory. An experimentele inleiding. (Modern theory of literature. An experimental introduction). Amsterdam: van Gennep, 1971.
  • Taal. Text Teken. Bijdragen tot de literary theory. (Language. Text. Sign. Contributions to the theory of literature). Amsterdam: Atheneum, Polak & van Gennep, 1971. (Essay Award of the City of Amsterdam)
  • Contributions to generative poetics. Munich: Bayerischer Schulbuch Verlag, 1972.
  • Some aspects of text grammars. A Study in theoretical poetics and linguistics. The Hague: Mouton, 1972.
  • Text and context. Explorations in the semantics and pragmatics of discourse. London: Longman, 1977.
  • Het literatuuronderwijs op school. A critical analysis. (Teaching literature at school. A critical analysis). Amsterdam: Van Gennep, 1977.
  • Taal en trade. Een interdisciplinaire inleiding. (Language and action. An interdisciplinary introduction). Muiderberg: Coutinho, 1978.
  • Tekstwetenschap. Een interdisciplinaire inleiding. (Discourse studies. An interdisciplinary introduction). Utrecht: Het Spectrum, 1978. (In German translation: Textwissenschaft. An interdisciplinary introduction. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1980. ISBN 3-484-10416-3 .)
  • The structures and functions of discourse. An interdisciplinary introduction to text linguistics and discourse studies. Text of lectures given at the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras. University of Amsterdam, Unpublished ms. 1978.


  • Macrostructures. An interdisciplinary study of global structures in discourse, interaction, and cognition. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1980.
  • Studies in the pragmatics of discourse. The Hague / Berlin: Mouton, 1981.
  • Minority in de media. (Minorities in the media). Amsterdam: SUA, 1983.
  • Prejudice in discourse. Amsterdam: Benjamin, 1984.
  • Communicating Racism. Ethnic Prejudice in Thought and Talk. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1987.
  • Schoolvoorbeelden van racisme. De reproduktie van racisme in maatschappijleerboeken. (Textbook examples of racism. The reproduction of racism in social science textbooks). Amsterdam: Socialist Uitgeverij Amsterdam, 1987.
  • News as Discourse. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1988. ISBN 0-8058-0828-0 .
  • News Analysis. Case studies of international and national news in the press. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum, 1988.
  • Jazyk, poznanie, kommunikatsia. (Language, Cognition and Communication). Moscow: Progress, 1989 (Collection of articles, translated from English).


  • Racism and the Press. London: Routledge, 1991. ISBN 0-415-04733-1 .
  • Discurso, cognicão, interacão. (Discourse, Cognition, Interaction). São Paulo: Contexto, 1992. (Collection of articles translated from English).
  • Elite discourse and racism. Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1993. ISBN 0-8039-5070-5 .
  • Society, cognition and discourse: In Chinese, collection of articles translated from English. Beijing: China Book Company, 1993.
  • Il discurso razzista. La riproduzione del pregiudizio nei discorso quotidiani. Presentazione di Laura Balbo. Messina: Rubbettino.
  • Discurso, poder y cognición social. Conferencias de Teun A. van Dijk. Special issue of Cuadernos Maestría en Lingüística (Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia), 2 (2), 1994.
  • Prensa, racismo y poder. México: Universidad Iberoamericana , 1995. (Translation in Spanish of the papers “Power and the News Media” and “Elites, Racism and the Press”).
  • Discourse, racism and ideology. La Laguna: RCEI Ediciones, 1996.
  • Racismo y análisis crítico de los medios. Barcelona: Paidos, 1997.
  • Ideology. A multidisciplinary approach. London: Sage, 1998 (2nd ed. 2007).

From 2000

  • De Rasoel-Komrij affaire. Amsterdam: Critics, 2003.
  • Dominación étnica y racismo discursivo en España y América Latina. Barcelona: Gedisa, 2003.
  • Discourse and racism in Spain and Latin America published by Benjamin. Amsterdam, 2005.
  • Discurso, Notícia e Ideologia. Estudos na Análise Crítica do Discurso. Porto: Campo das Letras, 2005.
  • Discourse Studies. Editor of 5 Vols., Los Angeles: Sage, 2007. ISBN 978-1-4129-3617-0 . ( Introduction as PDF file; 1.4 MB. )
  • Discourse and Context. A Sociocognitive Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008.

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