The Resource The discursive construction of the Scots language : education, politics and everyday life, Johann Wolfgang Unger, Lancaster University

The discursive construction of the Scots language : education, politics and everyday life, Johann Wolfgang Unger, Lancaster University

Label
The discursive construction of the Scots language : education, politics and everyday life
Title
The discursive construction of the Scots language
Title remainder
education, politics and everyday life
Statement of responsibility
Johann Wolfgang Unger, Lancaster University
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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 discussion of the role of this language in Scotland, and how different ways of constructing a language can percolate
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MiAaPQ
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Unger, Johann Wolfgang
Dewey number
  • 427.9411
  • 427/.9411
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PE2103
LC item number
.U54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Discourse approaches to politics, society and culture,
Series volume
v. 51
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scots language
  • Speech and social status
  • Language and culture
  • National characteristics
Label
The discursive construction of the Scots language : education, politics and everyday life, Johann Wolfgang Unger, Lancaster University
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • The Discursive Construction of the Scots Language; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Epigraph; Acknowledgements; Table of contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Transcription conventions; 1. Introduction; 1.1 Overview; 1.2 Why research the Scots language; 1.3 Research design; 1.4 Terminology; 2. The Scots language in context; 2.1 What is Scots?; 2.2 The historical development of Scots; 2.2.1 Origins - 1707; 2.2.2 1707 - Present; 2.2.3 Timeline of the main events in the development of Scots; 2.3 Scholarly research on Scots; 2.3.1 Linguistic approaches
  • 2.3.2 The problem of writing and register 2.3.3 Moving towards language policy research; 2.3.4 Critical and discursive approaches to Scots; 3. Studying language policy from a discursive perspective; 3.1 Theoretical and methodological influences; 3.2 Different levels of theory; 3.3 Critical discourse analysis (CDA); 3.3.1 Principal theoretical assumptions of CDA; 3.3.2 The discourse-historical approach; 3.3.3 'Doing' CDA; 3.4 Pierre Bourdieu's 'symbolic capital' and the 'linguistic market'; 3.4.1 The nature of the linguistic market; 3.4.2 The linguistic habitus
  • 3.5 Bakhtin's notions of 'heteroglossia' and 'dialogicality' 3.6 Critical approaches to language policy (CALP); 3.7 From theoretical concepts to objects of investigation; 3.7.1 Context; 3.7.2 Fields; 3.7.3 Genre; 3.7.4 Discourse; 3.7.5 Text; 3.7.6 Strategy; 3.7.7 Linguistic theories; 3.7.8 Intertextuality, interdiscursivity, recontextualisation; 3.7.9 Operationalising concepts and questions; 3.8 Selection of written texts; 3.9 Focus groups; 3.9.1 Why focus groups?; 3.9.2.1 Variety and 'representativeness'; 3.9.2 How focus groups?; 3.9.2.2 Locations; 3.9.2.3 Participants
  • 3.9.2.4 Moderation, questions and prompts 3.9.2.5 Recording and transcription; 3.9.2.6 Topic identification; 3.9.2.7 Analysis; 3.10 Summary: from eclectic theories to cohesive framework; 4. 'Top-down' discourse on Scots at the start of the Twenty-first Century; 4.1 Four salient texts; 4.2 Fields: the socio-political context; 4.3 Genres: what kinds of texts?; 4.3.1 National curricula; 4.3.1.1 Are the 5-14 Guidelines a hegemonic text?; 4.3.2 Educational website; 4.3.3 Record of parliamentary debate; 4.3.4 Languages Strategy; 4.4 Contents: what do the texts say?; 4.4.1 The 5-14 guidelines
  • 4.4.2 Census debate 4.4.3 Special focus website; 4.4.4 Languages Strategy; 4.5 Discursive strategies and their linguistic realisations; 4.5.1 Scots as (a) dialect, (a) language, (an) accent; 4.5.2 Scots as the language children bring to school; 4.5.3 Scots as part of Scottish culture and heritage; 4.5.4 Revisiting the macro-strategies; 4.6 Summary: intertextual and interdiscursive links; 5. Voices 'from below': Strategic ambivalence; 5.1 Analysis of focus groups; 5.2 Design and composition of the focus groups; 5.2.1 Lancaster focus group; 5.2.2 Fife focus group
  • 5.2.3 Moderator's script and prompts
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (194 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027271341
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000001123682
  • (EBL)1426976
  • (SSID)ssj0001001121
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11609179
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001001121
  • (PQKBWorkID)10962229
  • (PQKB)10301740
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1426976
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001123682
Label
The discursive construction of the Scots language : education, politics and everyday life, Johann Wolfgang Unger, Lancaster University
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
  • The Discursive Construction of the Scots Language; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Epigraph; Acknowledgements; Table of contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of abbreviations; Transcription conventions; 1. Introduction; 1.1 Overview; 1.2 Why research the Scots language; 1.3 Research design; 1.4 Terminology; 2. The Scots language in context; 2.1 What is Scots?; 2.2 The historical development of Scots; 2.2.1 Origins - 1707; 2.2.2 1707 - Present; 2.2.3 Timeline of the main events in the development of Scots; 2.3 Scholarly research on Scots; 2.3.1 Linguistic approaches
  • 2.3.2 The problem of writing and register 2.3.3 Moving towards language policy research; 2.3.4 Critical and discursive approaches to Scots; 3. Studying language policy from a discursive perspective; 3.1 Theoretical and methodological influences; 3.2 Different levels of theory; 3.3 Critical discourse analysis (CDA); 3.3.1 Principal theoretical assumptions of CDA; 3.3.2 The discourse-historical approach; 3.3.3 'Doing' CDA; 3.4 Pierre Bourdieu's 'symbolic capital' and the 'linguistic market'; 3.4.1 The nature of the linguistic market; 3.4.2 The linguistic habitus
  • 3.5 Bakhtin's notions of 'heteroglossia' and 'dialogicality' 3.6 Critical approaches to language policy (CALP); 3.7 From theoretical concepts to objects of investigation; 3.7.1 Context; 3.7.2 Fields; 3.7.3 Genre; 3.7.4 Discourse; 3.7.5 Text; 3.7.6 Strategy; 3.7.7 Linguistic theories; 3.7.8 Intertextuality, interdiscursivity, recontextualisation; 3.7.9 Operationalising concepts and questions; 3.8 Selection of written texts; 3.9 Focus groups; 3.9.1 Why focus groups?; 3.9.2.1 Variety and 'representativeness'; 3.9.2 How focus groups?; 3.9.2.2 Locations; 3.9.2.3 Participants
  • 3.9.2.4 Moderation, questions and prompts 3.9.2.5 Recording and transcription; 3.9.2.6 Topic identification; 3.9.2.7 Analysis; 3.10 Summary: from eclectic theories to cohesive framework; 4. 'Top-down' discourse on Scots at the start of the Twenty-first Century; 4.1 Four salient texts; 4.2 Fields: the socio-political context; 4.3 Genres: what kinds of texts?; 4.3.1 National curricula; 4.3.1.1 Are the 5-14 Guidelines a hegemonic text?; 4.3.2 Educational website; 4.3.3 Record of parliamentary debate; 4.3.4 Languages Strategy; 4.4 Contents: what do the texts say?; 4.4.1 The 5-14 guidelines
  • 4.4.2 Census debate 4.4.3 Special focus website; 4.4.4 Languages Strategy; 4.5 Discursive strategies and their linguistic realisations; 4.5.1 Scots as (a) dialect, (a) language, (an) accent; 4.5.2 Scots as the language children bring to school; 4.5.3 Scots as part of Scottish culture and heritage; 4.5.4 Revisiting the macro-strategies; 4.6 Summary: intertextual and interdiscursive links; 5. Voices 'from below': Strategic ambivalence; 5.1 Analysis of focus groups; 5.2 Design and composition of the focus groups; 5.2.1 Lancaster focus group; 5.2.2 Fife focus group
  • 5.2.3 Moderator's script and prompts
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (194 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027271341
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2550000001123682
  • (EBL)1426976
  • (SSID)ssj0001001121
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11609179
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001001121
  • (PQKBWorkID)10962229
  • (PQKB)10301740
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1426976
  • (EXLCZ)992550000001123682

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