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Scotland seems to be a counter-example to general theories of the relationship between language and national identity or nationalism. These theories point to three components in the ideology of language and nation – that being able to speak the national language is necessary for full national membership, that the national language is a core part of the nation’s culture, and that the future of national political autonomy and the future of the national language are connected with each other. In Scotland, it has appeared that language is not central to national membership or culture, and language campaigning has not been central to the political campaigns for autonomy. The paper presents new evidence, from the 2012 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, which questions these beliefs about the relationship between language and national identity or nationalism in Scotland.
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Regional & Federal Studies|
|Early online date||23 Jan 2014|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Aug 2014|
- national identity
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- 2 Finished
Scotland's Constitutional Debate - Patterns and Trends in Public Opinion in 2012
Paterson, L., O'Hanlon, F., Curtice, J., McCrone, D. & Ormston, R.
15/08/12 → 15/02/14
Project: Research Collaboration with external organisation
ATTITUDES TO GAELIC IN SCOTLAND
Paterson, L., O'Hanlon, F. & Ormston, R.
1/01/12 → 31/12/13
Public Attitudes to Gaelic in Scotland
Paterson, L. (Creator) & O'Hanlon, F. (Creator), UK Data Archive (Colchester, Essex), 2013
DOI: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-7338-2, http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=7338
- Moray House School of Education and Sport - Chancellor's Fellow - Senior Lecturer
- Institute for Language Education
Person: Academic: Research Active