A think tank for the Scottish Parliament [ At the Institute of Governance in Edinburgh ]

Secretary: So apart from ... that that's the only bit of teaching that we do here, and apart from that the Institute of Governance was really set up at the time after we got our Scottish Parliament. It's a kind of a think tank for the parliament, and we do quite a lot of research. So, probably what we do most of is research. And the work that I was taken on for was a particular project about identity, after our parliament, after devolution, a five year project to find out how identity ... how it affects ... how identity affects it ... academic work, or schools, universities, institutions. We're still doing the project, so we haven't come out with ... we're writing the results at the moment, so.
Sabine: So, is that Scottish identity?
Secretary: Scottish identity. Well, we're also doing it with English, English as well. But it concentrates on what's happening in Scotland.
Sabine: That's really interesting.
Secretary: Yes, it is quite interesting.
[ video ] [ exercises for this topic ] Word count: 166 Duration: 1m18







Acknowledgements, availability and copyright

Acknowledgements: The project has been supported by the University of Tuebingen. The video interviews have been carried out and recorded by Sabine Braun, Stefanie Hahn, Petra Hoffstaedter and Kurt Kohn. The speakers have agreed to the use of the materials for non-commercial research and education purposes.

Availability of the ELISA corpus: The ELISA corpus is made available by the Department of Applied English Linguistics at the University of Tuebingen. It is freely available at this website for study, teaching and research purposes, and copies of the transcripts may be distributed, as long as this statement of availability appears in the text. However, if any portion of this material is to be used in educational presentations and publications, permission must be obtained in advance. Commercial use of any form is excluded. For further information about permissions, please contact Dr. Sabine Braun at s.braun(at)surrey.ac.uk.

Copyright of the ELISA corpus: Department of Applied English Linguistics, University of Tuebingen.