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Academic Paper


Title: Ronald K. S. Macaulay, Extremely common eloquence: Constructing Scottish identity through narrative
Author: Catherine Evans Davies
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Homepage: http://www.srcf.ucam.org/~cnd24/
Institution: University of Alabama
Linguistic Field: Syntax
Subject Language: English
Abstract: Ronald K. S. Macaulay, Extremely common eloquence:
Constructing Scottish identity through narrative. Amsterdam and New
York: Rodopi, 2005. 299. Pb. $81.


The title frames Macaulay's volume concisely. For British English speakers (but perhaps less so for Americans), the collocation "extremely common eloquence" plays on the negative stereotype that M is challenging: that of working-class people as taciturn and
inarticulate. In the subtitle we find clues to the "language in use" orientation of the book, the British regional focus, and the primary data.


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This article appears IN Language in Society Vol. 36, Issue 3.

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