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

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

Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2013. 178 p. (Discourse approaches to politics, society and culture; Vol. 51).

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Unger, JW 2013, The discursive construction of the Scots language: education, politics and everyday life. Discourse approaches to politics, society and culture, vol. 51, John Benjamins, Amsterdam.

APA

Unger, J. W. (2013). The discursive construction of the Scots language: education, politics and everyday life. (Discourse approaches to politics, society and culture; Vol. 51). John Benjamins.

Vancouver

Unger JW. The discursive construction of the Scots language: education, politics and everyday life. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2013. 178 p. (Discourse approaches to politics, society and culture).

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Unger, Johann Wolfgang. / The discursive construction of the Scots language : education, politics and everyday life. Amsterdam : John Benjamins, 2013. 178 p. (Discourse approaches to politics, society and culture).

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