Dr Johann Unger

Lecturer & Academic Director

Research Overview

I am currently interested in three main research areas:

  • Online forms of political resistance;
  • Language policy and the politics of language (especially in Scotland);
  • Students' attitudes towards their use of academic language, particularly when they are studying in international contexts.

Critical discourse studies and social media: power, resistance and critique in changing media ecologies
Khosravinik, M., Unger, J.W. 19/10/2015 In: Methods of critical discourse studies. London : Sage
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The interdisciplinarity of critical discourse studies research
Unger, J. 19/10/2015 In: Palgrave Communications.

Exploring ‘success’ in digitally augmented activism: a triangulated approach to analyzing UK activist Twitter use
Potts, A., Simm, W., Whittle, J., Unger, J. 12/2014 In: Discourse, Context and Media. 6, p. 65-76. 12 p.
Journal article

Introduction: encountering multilingualism in Europe’s institutions
Unger, J., Krzyzanowski, M., Wodak, R. 2014 In: Multilingual encounters in Europe’s institutional spaces. London : Bloomsbury Academic p. 1-12. 12 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Multilingual encounters in Europe’s institutional spaces
Unger, J., Krzyzanowski, M., Wodak, R. 2014 London : Bloomsbury Academic. 256 p. ISBN: 9781441107817.

Researching language and social media: a student guide
Page, R., Barton, D., Unger, J., Zappavigna, M. 2014 London : Routledge. 202 p. ISBN: 9780415841993.

The discursive construction of the Scots language: education, politics and everyday life
Unger, J.W. 10/2013 John Benjamins. 178 p.

Rebranding the Scottish Executive: a discourse-historical analysis
Unger, J.W. 1/01/2013 In: Journal of Language and Politics. 12, 1, p. 59-79. 21 p.
Journal article

Critical discourse studies and social media data
Unger, J., Wodak, R., Khosravinik, M. 2013 In: Doing qualitative research. London : Sage
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

How to deal with “struggling” or “at-risk” students: Procedures, paperwork and practices
McCulloch, S., Unger, J. 21/04/2012
Conference paper

Legitimating inaction : differing identity constructions of the Scots language.
Unger, J.W. 02/2010 In: European Journal of Cultural Studies. 13, 1, p. 99-117. 19 p.
Journal article

Economic discourses of Scots on Bourdieu’s “Linguistic Market”.
Unger, J.W. 2009 In: Language and Economic Development. Belfast : Cló Ollscoil na Banríona ISBN: 085389910X.

The Discursive Construction of National Identity.
Wodak, R., De Cillia, R., Reisigl, M., Liebhart, K., Hirsch, A., Mitten, R., Unger, J.W. 2009 2nd ed. ed. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press. 288 p. ISBN: 0748637346.

A keek at Scots lang syne : a brief overview of the historical development of the Scots language.
Unger, J.W. 06/2008 In: Vienna English Working Papers. 17, 1, p. 91-101. 11 p.
Journal article

Michael Halliday, On grammar
Unger, J. 2008 In: Language in Society. 37, 2, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Rhiannon Bury, Cyberspaces of their own: female fandoms online
Unger, J. 2008 In: Language in Society. 37, 2, 1 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Gendered discourses in a contemporary animated film : subversion and confirmation of gender stereotypes in Shrek.
Unger, J.W., Sunderland, J. 2007 In: Discourse and Contemporary Social Change. Frankfurt : Peter Lang p. 459-486. 28 p. ISBN: 9783039112760.

Shi-Xu, a cultural approach to discourse
Unger, J. 2006 In: Language in Society. 35, 4, 4 p.
Book/Film/Article review