LINGUIST List 15.1766

Thu Jun 10 2004

Books: Language Description: Scots: Corbett et al(Eds)

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  1. Charlotte.Maxwell, The Edinburgh Companion to Scots: Corbett, McClure, Stuart-Smith (Eds)

Message 1: The Edinburgh Companion to Scots: Corbett, McClure, Stuart-Smith (Eds)

Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 11:39:18 -0400 (EDT)
From: Charlotte.Maxwell <>
Subject: The Edinburgh Companion to Scots: Corbett, McClure, Stuart-Smith (Eds)

Title: The Edinburgh Companion to Scots

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	Edinburgh University Press

Book URL:

Editor: John Corbett, University of Glasgow
Editor: J. Derrick McClure, University of Aberdeen
Editor: Jane Stuart-Smith, University of Glasgow

Paperback: ISBN: 0748615962, Pages: 304, Price: U.K. � 16.99


"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

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

Table of contents:

1. A Brief History of Scots, John Corbett, J Derrick McClure, Jane
2. Scottish Place-names, Margaret Scott
3. Scottish Surnames, Carole Hough
4. Studying Scots Vocabulary, Caroline Macafee
5. Syntax and Discourse in Modern Scots, Jim Miller
6. The Phonology of Modern Urban Scots, Jane Stuart-Smith
7. The Phonology of Older Scots, Caroline Macafee, incorporating
 material from the late A.J. Aitken
8. Corpus-based Study of Older Scots Grammar and Lexis, Anneli
9. The Language of Older Scots Poetry, Jeremy J Smith
10. The Language of Modern Scots Poetry, J. Derrick McClure
11. The Scots Language Abroad, Michael Montgomery
12. Language Planning and Modern Scots, John Corbett

Customers in North America please contact our distributors: Columbia
University Press in the US and University of British Columbia Press in

Lingfield(s):	Language Description
Subject Language(s):	Scots (Language code: SCO)
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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