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Title: Scots and Its Literature
Written By: J. Derrick McClure
Series Title: Varieties of English Around the World
Description:

Among the topics treated in Scots and its Literature are the status of Scots as a national language; the orthography of Scots; the actual and potential degree of standardization of Scots; the debt of the vocabulary of Scots to Gaelic; the use of Scots in fictional dialogue; and the development of Scots as a poetic medium in the modern period. All fourteen articles, written and published between 1979 and 1988, have been rescrutinised for this collection and extensively updated. J. Derrick McClure is a senior lecturer in the English Department at Aberdeen University and a well-known authority on the history of Scots.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Scots
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556194455
ISBN-13: 9781556194450
Pages: 218
Prices: U.S. $ 142
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027248729
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