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Scottish Language

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2013

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Scottish Language is the premier scholarly, peer reviewed journal concerned with the languages of Scotland -- contemporary and historical. As well as Scots, Gaelic and Scottish Standard English, the journal welcomes articles on Latin, Pictish, Norn, British and Old European. Articles on Ulster Scots will also be considered. All theoretical viewpoints are welcome, as are essays on the language of literature. While Scottish language is the journal's primary concern, comparative work will be considered. If you have material you would like to have considered for the next volume, planned for publication in Spring 2014, you should get in touch with me in my position as editor on r.millar@abdn.ac.uk.

A list of past contents can be found at:
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Guidance for authors can be found at:
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The deadline for this call for papers is October 31, 2013.


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