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Transforming a myth to save an archive: When polite becomes educated

Richard J. Watts

in Language Myths and the History of English

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195327601
eISBN:
9780199893539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327601.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Daniel Jones and Henry Wyld relate their evaluative appraisal of RP and their condemnation of so-called “vulgarities” to the concept of “educated speakers”, referring, of course, to the education ... More


Trafalgar: Back on the Map of British Popular Culture? Assessing the 2005 Bicentenary

Mark Connelly

in History, Commemoration and National Preoccupation: Trafalgar 1805–2005

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264065
eISBN:
9780191734496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264065.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the current state of knowledge about, and national identification with, Nelson, Trafalgar, and Britain's maritime past, based on observations of a wide range of academic and ... More


Education policy and policy making, 1997–2009

Chitty Clyde

in Social policy review 22: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427113
eISBN:
9781447303497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427113.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter argues that policy since 1997 has been marked by confusion and contradiction, with Labour wanting to appear to be non-ideological in their approach to welfare reform in order to try and ... More


Agairist the Tide of History: Conservatism in the 1980s and 1990s

Emily Robinson

in History, heritage and tradition in contemporary British politics: Past politics and present histories

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719086311
eISBN:
9781781706138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086311.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

A great deal of conservative thought rests upon the notion of adapting to historical change and flowing with the tide of history. Resounding electoral defeats are therefore, arguably, more ... More


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