Dr Johann Unger

Lecturer & Academic Director

Research Overview

I am currently interested in two main research areas:

  • Language and digitally mediated politics, and particularly political resistance
  • Language policy and the politics of language

Selected Publications

Researching Language and Social Media: A Student Guide
Page, R., Barton, D., Lee, C., Unger, J., Zappavigna, M. 28/02/2022 2nd ed. London : Routledge. 216 p. ISBN: 9780367640088, 9780367640095. Electronic ISBN: 9781003121763.

Language testing in the ‘hostile environment’: The discursive construction of ‘secure English language testing’ in the United Kingdom
Harding, L., Brunfaut, T., Unger, J.W. 1/10/2020 In: Applied Linguistics. 41, 5, p. 662–687. 26 p.
Journal article

Digitally mediated communication
Unger, J.W. 7/04/2020 In: Researching Discourse. London : Routledge ISBN: 9781138551084. Electronic ISBN: 9780367815042.

Discursive approaches to language policy
Barakos, E., Unger, J.W. 22/11/2016 London : Palgrave Macmillan. 299 p. ISBN: 9781137531339. Electronic ISBN: 9781137531346.

The interdisciplinarity of critical discourse studies research
Unger, J. 4/02/2016 In: Palgrave Communications. 2, 4 p.

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

CLAE II: Critical Literacies and Awareness in Education
01/09/2019 → 31/12/2022

Graphic Futures
17/10/2017 → 30/06/2018

The Author and the world: New interdisciplinary approaches to authorship
06/01/2014 → 05/01/2016

Catalyst Project: 'Success in Activist Tweets'
02/07/2012 → 28/09/2012

Political Resistance Online Research Project
01/03/2011 → …

  • Authors and the World
  • DisTex - Discourse and Text Research Group
  • Institute for Social Futures Fellow
  • Lancaster Literacy Research Centre
  • LIP - Language, Ideology and Power Group