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The Discursive Construction of the Scots Language - a book by Unger, Johann Wolfgang

The Discursive Construction of the Scots Language

Education, Politics and Everyday Life

The Discursive Construction of the Scots Language( )
Author: Unger, Johann Wolfgang
Series title:Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture Ser.
ISBN:978-90-272-0642-8
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $143.00
Book Description:

This monograph is about how the Scots language is discursively constructed, both from 'above' (through texts such as educational policies, debates in parliament and official websites) and from 'below' (in focus group discussions among Scottish people). It uses the interdisciplinary discourse-historical approach to critical discourse analysis to examine what discursive strategies are used in different texts, and also to investigate salient features of context. This allows a broader...
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