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The Edinburgh Companion to Scots

The Edinburgh Companion to Scots

by John Corbett, Derrick McClure, Jane Stuart-Smith
     
 

The Edinburgh Companion to Scots is a comprehensive introduction to the study of older and present-day Scots language. The aim of the volume is to explain and illustrate methods of research into Scots and Scottish English. Topics include the grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation of contemporary speech in Scotland, and the investigation of Older Scots written texts.

Overview

The Edinburgh Companion to Scots is a comprehensive introduction to the study of older and present-day Scots language. The aim of the volume is to explain and illustrate methods of research into Scots and Scottish English. Topics include the grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation of contemporary speech in Scotland, and the investigation of Older Scots written texts. There is further coverage of issues such as modern literary Scots, language planning, placenames and personal names, and the development of Scots overseas. Each chapter gives a brief overview of the topic, and provides case studies to illustrate avenues of exploration for those beginning to develop research techniques. The book is designed as an accessible introduction to key issues and methods of investigation for undergraduate students interested in the way language has developed in Scotland.

Editorial Reviews

Geolinguistics
A fine presentation of a matter of geolinguistic importance and especially the connection between identity politics and language.

— Leonard R. N. Ashley

Geolinguistics - Leonard R. N. Ashley
A fine presentation of a matter of geolinguistic importance and especially the connection between identity politics and language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748615964
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
06/05/2003
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

J. Derrick McClure is Reader at the University of Aberdeen Jane Stuart-Smith is Lecturer at the University of Glasgow

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