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Title
The Edinburgh companion to Scots
Author
John Corbett
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20030319

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.

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

A very lucid and accessible summary of the present state of knowledge and of the characteristics of this 'illustrious and malleable tongue' as R. L. Stevenson described it.
Saltire

Covers a number of topics with considerable depth and clarity
Edinburgh Review 113

This gaitherin o essays is a gey uissfu beuk for fowk mintin ti ken mair aboot the backgrun til Scots.
Lallans

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Scots language.
Country of Publication
Scotland
Number of Pages
320

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