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"An Tir, An Canan, 'Sna Daoine": The Performance of Nationalism in the Scottish Press

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This textual analysis seeks to uncover how nationalism is performed in three Scottish newspapers. Specifically, the practice of printing content in Gaelic and the political nature of the newspaper content are shown to be flags of Scottish nationalism.

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Nationalism, Scotland, performance, language
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Duvall, Spring-Serenity. ""An Tir, An Canan, 'Sna Daoine": The Performance of Nationalism in the Scottish Press" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Sheraton New York, New York City, NY, <Not Available>. 2009-05-25 <http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p14788_index.html>

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Duvall, S. ""An Tir, An Canan, 'Sna Daoine": The Performance of Nationalism in the Scottish Press" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Sheraton New York, New York City, NY Online <PDF>. 2009-05-25 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p14788_index.html

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Abstract: This textual analysis seeks to uncover how nationalism is performed in three Scottish newspapers. Specifically, the practice of printing content in Gaelic and the political nature of the newspaper content are shown to be flags of Scottish nationalism.

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“An Tir An Canan ‘Sna Daoine”: Language Media and Nationalism in Scotland 2 Introduction Since the eighteenth century scholars have recognized the link between language and nationalism. While there are exceptions to the rule language is very often used as a point of solidarity of shared identity around which nationalists may rally. However as one language gains dominance within a state other languages are marginalized and the culture and identity of its speakers threatened. The process of language promotion
M. (1994). Paper Lions: The Scottish Press and National Identity. Polygon: Edinburgh. Sunday Herald: http://www.sundayherald.com/ The West Highland Free Press: www.whfp.com The West Highland Free Press (2004 April 9) Get with funding Gaelic TV channel Government are told. The West Highland Free Press (2003 May 6). Boost for Gaelic-medium teacher training. Thompson L. Fleming M. and Byram M. (1996). Languages and language policy in Britain. In M. Herriman and B. Burnaby (Eds.) Language policies in Elnglish- dominant countries (pp.


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