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The discursive construction of the Scots language : education, politics and everyday life

Author: Johann Wolfgang Unger
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2013]
Series: Discourse approaches to politics, society, and culture, v. 51.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A book about how the Scots language is discursively constructed, both from 'above' and from 'below' (in focus group discussions among Scottish people). It uses the discourse-historical approach to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Johann Wolfgang Unger
ISBN: 9789027206428 9027206422
OCLC Number: 850909389
Description: xii, 178 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Acknowledgements; 2. List of figures; 3. List of tables; 4. List of abbreviations; 5. Transcription conventions; 6. 1. Introduction; 7. 2. The Scots language in context; 8. 3. Studying language policy from a discursive perspective; 9. 4. 'Top-down' discourse on Scots at the start of the Twenty-first Century; 10. 5. Voices 'from below': Strategic ambivalence; 11. 6. The political present and future of the Scots language; 12. 7. Manufacturing and maintaining constructions of Scots; 13. References; 14. Appendix A. Moderator's scripts; 15. Appendix B. Prompt texts and translations; 16. Name index; 17. Subject index
Series Title: Discourse approaches to politics, society, and culture, v. 51.
Responsibility: Johann Wolfgang Unger, Lancaster University.

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