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Coupland, Nikolas and Bethan Coupland. 2014. The authenticating discourses of mining heritage tourism in Cornwall and Wales. Journal of Sociolinguistics 18 (4) : 495–517.
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This paper uses modern critical viewpoints that move past essentialising (in)authenticity notions, to explore the rivalling assertions to legitimacy in the promotional and interpretive discourses of mining heritage tourism at the Geevor and Big Pit sites in Cornwall and Wales, grouped within four frames, -labelled here material, cultural, performative and recreational-, each clarifying a social dimension in which to experience authenticity.