Dr Johann Unger

Lecturer & Academic Director

Research Overview

I am currently interested in two main research areas:

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

Selected Publications

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

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

CLAE II: Critical Literacies and Awareness in Education
01/09/2019 → 31/08/2022

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