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Title: Language in Scotland
Subtitle: Corpus-based Studies
Edited By: Wendy Anderson
Series Title: SCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature. Volume 19

The chapters in this volume take as their focus aspects of three of the languages of Scotland: Scots, Scottish English, and Scottish Gaelic. They present linguistic research which has been made possible by new and developing corpora of these languages: this encompasses work on lexis and lexicogrammar, semantics, pragmatics, orthography, and punctuation. Throughout the volume, the findings of analysis are accompanied by discussion of the methodologies adopted, including issues of corpus design and representativeness, search possibilities, and the complementarity and interoperability of linguistic resources. Together, the chapters present the forefront of the research which is currently being directed towards the linguistics of the languages of Scotland, and point to an exciting future for research driven by ever more refined corpora and related language resources.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Gaelic, Scottish
Scottish, Traveller
Gaelic, Hiberno-Scottish
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789401209748
Pages: 299
Prices: Europe EURO 58
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789042037182
Pages: 299
Prices: Europe EURO 64