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The gendered migrant experience: A study of Family Language Policy (FLP) amongst mothers and daughters in the Somali Community, Bristol (2022)
Journal Article
Selleck, C. (in press). The gendered migrant experience: A study of Family Language Policy (FLP) amongst mothers and daughters in the Somali Community, Bristol. Current Issues in Language Planning, https://doi.org/10.1080/14664208.2022.2047512

This article adopts a gendered take on Family Language Policy (FLP) by questioning the way that gender impacts on the issues faced by refugee woman during and after flight. For this reason, the ethnographically informed research addresses the concern... Read More about The gendered migrant experience: A study of Family Language Policy (FLP) amongst mothers and daughters in the Somali Community, Bristol.

‘Free men we stand under the flag of our land’: A transitivity analysis of African anthems as discourses of resistance against colonialism (2021)
Journal Article
Mwinlaaru, I. N., & Nartey, M. (in press). ‘Free men we stand under the flag of our land’: A transitivity analysis of African anthems as discourses of resistance against colonialism. Critical Discourse Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2021.1999286

Recent studies on colonial discourse have demonstrated that the speeches of freedom activists in colonial Africa served as sites of resistance. One key text type that has, however, been neglected in the critical literature on the discourse of emancip... Read More about ‘Free men we stand under the flag of our land’: A transitivity analysis of African anthems as discourses of resistance against colonialism.

Investigating emancipatory discourses in action: The need for an interventionist approach and an activist-scholar posture (2021)
Journal Article
Nartey, M. (in press). Investigating emancipatory discourses in action: The need for an interventionist approach and an activist-scholar posture. Critical Discourse Studies, 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2021.1999285

This Special Issue provides a collection of cutting-edge research that examines discourses that serve emancipatory agendas by taking a social justice approach. To this end, the issue draws on data from Africa, Latin America, North America and the Ara... Read More about Investigating emancipatory discourses in action: The need for an interventionist approach and an activist-scholar posture.

Centering marginalized voices: a discourse analytic study of the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter (2021)
Journal Article
Nartey, M. (in press). Centering marginalized voices: a discourse analytic study of the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter. Critical Discourse Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/17405904.2021.1999284

Recent studies on non-dominant or minority groups have begun to look at how their members reconstruct resistance, sculpt a positive identity for themselves and engage in solidarity formation for group empowerment. The present study contributes to thi... Read More about Centering marginalized voices: a discourse analytic study of the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter.

Marginality and otherness: The discursive construction of LGBT issues/people in the Ghanaian news media (2021)
Journal Article
Nartey, M. (in press). Marginality and otherness: The discursive construction of LGBT issues/people in the Ghanaian news media. Media, Culture and Society, https://doi.org/10.1177/01634437211045552

In recent years, LGBT issues have received substantial media attention and engendered heated public debate in Ghana. This paper analyzes the prejudiced construction of LGBT issues in the Ghanaian news media and how this contributes to a discriminator... Read More about Marginality and otherness: The discursive construction of LGBT issues/people in the Ghanaian news media.

Constructing the myth of protest masculinity in Chinese English language news media: A critical discourse analysis of the representation of 'leftover men' (2021)
Journal Article
Yu, Y., & Nartey, M. (2021). Constructing the myth of protest masculinity in Chinese English language news media: A critical discourse analysis of the representation of 'leftover men'. Gender and Language, 15(2), 184-206. https://doi.org/10.1558/genl.18823

Although the Chinese media's construction of unmarried citizens as 'leftover' has incited much controversy, little research attention has been given to the ways 'leftover men' are represented in discourse. To fill this gap, this study performs a crit... Read More about Constructing the myth of protest masculinity in Chinese English language news media: A critical discourse analysis of the representation of 'leftover men'.

Yvonne Nelson and the heroic myth of Yaa Asantewaa: a discourse-mythological case study of a Ghanaian celebrity (2021)
Journal Article
Nartey, M. (2021). Yvonne Nelson and the heroic myth of Yaa Asantewaa: a discourse-mythological case study of a Ghanaian celebrity. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 38(3), 255-268. https://doi.org/10.1080/15295036.2021.1907429

This article details a study of mythological storytelling in the Ghanaian media. It analyzes a number of news articles about a Ghanaian celebrity, Yvonne Nelson, in the wake of leading a protest to pressure the government to find a lasting solution t... Read More about Yvonne Nelson and the heroic myth of Yaa Asantewaa: a discourse-mythological case study of a Ghanaian celebrity.

Discourses of Care: Enactments of relational work in two dementia care settings (2021)
Thesis
Watts, H. Discourses of Care: Enactments of relational work in two dementia care settings. (Thesis). University of the West of England. Retrieved from https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5941008

Care practices and relational work are marginalised, unrecognised and unrewarded. Yet it can also be argued that care work is ‘skilful’, requires competence, is complex and ‘fundamental to the human condition’. This study based on the private spoken... Read More about Discourses of Care: Enactments of relational work in two dementia care settings.

Constructing undesirables: A critical discourse analysis of othering of Fulani nomads in the Ghanaian news media (2021)
Journal Article
Nartey, M., & Ladegaard, H. J. (2021). Constructing undesirables: A critical discourse analysis of othering of Fulani nomads in the Ghanaian news media. Discourse and Communication, 15(2), 184-199. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750481320982095

The activities of Fulani nomads in Ghana have gained considerable media attention and engendered continuing public debate. In this paper, we analyze the prejudiced portrayals of the nomads in the Ghanaian news media, and how these contribute to an ex... Read More about Constructing undesirables: A critical discourse analysis of othering of Fulani nomads in the Ghanaian news media.

Navigating the doctorate: A reflection on the journey of ‘becoming’ a PhD in applied language sciences (2021)
Journal Article
Nartey, M. (2021). Navigating the doctorate: A reflection on the journey of ‘becoming’ a PhD in applied language sciences. Cogent Education, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1080/2331186X.2021.1994360

In the last two decades, academic reflections on the PhD experience and studies on various aspects of doctoral research education have attracted scholarly attention in the higher education and advanced academic literacy literature. In this article, I... Read More about Navigating the doctorate: A reflection on the journey of ‘becoming’ a PhD in applied language sciences.

The effect of language-specific characteristics on English and Japanese speakers' ability to recall number information (2020)
Journal Article
Kirjavainen, M., Kite, Y., & Piasecki, A. E. (2020). The effect of language-specific characteristics on English and Japanese speakers' ability to recall number information. Cognitive Science, 44(12), https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12923

The current paper presents two experiments investigating the effect of presence versus absence of compulsory number marking in a native language on a speaker’s ability to recall number information from photos. In Experiment 1, monolingual English and... Read More about The effect of language-specific characteristics on English and Japanese speakers' ability to recall number information.

A critical metaphor analysis of heroic myth in the discourse of Kwame Nkrumah (2020)
Journal Article
Nartey, M. (2020). A critical metaphor analysis of heroic myth in the discourse of Kwame Nkrumah. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines, 12(1), 37-53

This paper examines how Kwame Nkrumah, a pioneering Pan-African leader, utilizes metaphor to simultaneously construct heroes and villains, protagonists and antagonists, forming part of an ideological mechanism that portrays him as a valiant leader an... Read More about A critical metaphor analysis of heroic myth in the discourse of Kwame Nkrumah.

A feminist critical discourse analysis of Ghanaian feminist blogs (2020)
Journal Article
Nartey, M. (2021). A feminist critical discourse analysis of Ghanaian feminist blogs. Feminist Media Studies, 21(4), 657-672. https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2020.1837910

Even though one of the aims of critical discourse analysis (CDA) is to demonstrate how social inequality, power abuse and discriminatory practices can be resisted, most studies have centered on the deconstruction of oppression and ideologically drive... Read More about A feminist critical discourse analysis of Ghanaian feminist blogs.

Situating simultaneity: An initial schematisation of the lexicogrammatical rank scale of British Sign Language (2020)
Journal Article
Rudge, L. A. (2020). Situating simultaneity: An initial schematisation of the lexicogrammatical rank scale of British Sign Language. Word, 66(2), 98-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/00437956.2020.1751974

A central tenet of systemic functional theory is the rank scale: an ordered representation of the part-whole relationships of units within semiotic systems. Linguists have schematised the rank scales for the lexicogrammars of English, French, Spanish... Read More about Situating simultaneity: An initial schematisation of the lexicogrammatical rank scale of British Sign Language.

Mythological heroism in the discourse of Kwame Nkrumah (2020)
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Nartey, M., & Bhatia, A. (2020). Mythological heroism in the discourse of Kwame Nkrumah. World Englishes, 39(4), 581-593. https://doi.org/10.1111/weng.12499

This paper critically explores how an African independence leader uses his language to simultaneously construct heroes and villains, protagonists and antagonists forming part of an ideological mechanism that realizes an anti-imperialist rhetoric and... Read More about Mythological heroism in the discourse of Kwame Nkrumah.

Global ambitions and local identities: New speakers’ access to linguistic markets and resources (2020)
Journal Article
Selleck, C. (2020). Global ambitions and local identities: New speakers’ access to linguistic markets and resources. Language, Culture and Curriculum, 33(4), 451-466. https://doi.org/10.1080/07908318.2020.1726375

A growing body of literature has addressed the ‘complex layers and nuances of today’s multilingual, mobile and global society’ [Barakos & Selleck, 2019, Elite multilingualism: Discourses, practices, and debates. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultu... Read More about Global ambitions and local identities: New speakers’ access to linguistic markets and resources.

Voice, agency and identity: A positive discourse analysis of ‘resistance’ in the rhetoric of Kwame Nkrumah (2020)
Journal Article
Nartey, M. (2020). Voice, agency and identity: A positive discourse analysis of ‘resistance’ in the rhetoric of Kwame Nkrumah. Language and Intercultural Communication, 20(2), 193-205. https://doi.org/10.1080/14708477.2020.1722686

This paper uses positive discourse analysis to examine an independence leader's resistance rhetoric against colonialism, imperialism and neocolonialism. It analyses speeches delivered by Ghana's independence leader, Kwame Nkrumah, and finds that he a... Read More about Voice, agency and identity: A positive discourse analysis of ‘resistance’ in the rhetoric of Kwame Nkrumah.

Fetlar (2019)
Journal Article
Coates, R. (2019). Fetlar. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 13, 37-54

This article rehearses the history of attempts to account for the name of the island of Fetlar in Shetland. It is concluded that explaining it as pre-Celtic is beset with philological difficulties, and that it is probably, after all, Scandinavian, th... Read More about Fetlar.