A Sociolinguistic History Of Scotland

May 26, 2020|
A Sociolinguistic History Of Scotland by Robert McColl Millar
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The first sociolinguistic history of all languages spoken in Scotland

  • Presents a history which includes analyses from across the country including coverage of Gaelic, Scots, Pictish, British, Norn, Immigrant languages and Scottish Standard English
  • Includes four case studies dealing with the birth of a dialect or variety: North East Scots, Scottish Standard English, Shetland Scots and Glasgow Scots
  • Appeals across specialisms, clearly explaining sociolinguistic terminology and requiring no knowledge of Scottish language other than Standard English
  • Robert McColl Millar examines how language has been used in Scotland since the earliest times. While primarily focusing on the histories of the speakers of Scots and Gaelic, and their competition with the encroaching use of (Scottish) Standard English, he also traces the decline and eventual ''death'' of Pictish, British and Norn. Four case studies illustrate the historical development of North East Scots, Scottish Standard English, Shetland Scots and Glasgow Scots. Immigrant languages are also discussed throughout the book.

    Title:A Sociolinguistic History Of ScotlandFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:260 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:260 pages, 9.21 X 6.14 X 0.98 inPublished:May 26, 2020Publisher:Edinburgh University PressLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:1474448542

    ISBN - 13:9781474448543

    Appropriate for ages: All ages

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