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Joseph, John E. 2013. Alien species: the discursive othering of grey squirrels, Glasgow Gaelic, Shetland Scots and the gay guys in the shag pad. Language and Intercultural Communication 13 (2) : 182–201.
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This article curtly explores the history of the ‘native speaker’ and the thought changes that lended the notion an inherent legitimacy, before discussing recent examples of linguistic/discursive othering, such as exterminationist UK newspaper reports on grey squirrels to preserve the ‘native’ red squirrel, and recurring/comparable topics in an examination of three texts from the SCOTS Corpus of Glasgow University.