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- DescriptionThe Scots dialects of rthern Scotland, Orkney and Shetland are among the most traditional varieties of 'English', exhibiting features t current elsewhere for centuries. Until recently, they were spoken in communities whose traditional occupations have encouraged the equation of speech with local identity. They have all also been affected by contact with Gaelic, or Norse, or both. In recent years, however, the decline of traditional industries has been matched by the discovery of oil off their coasts, encouraging in-migration of speakers of many varieties of English and other languages. How well have these varieties maintained their traditional natures at the start of the 21st century? Northern and Insular Scots provides: * An approachable description of the phological, structural and lexical natures of these varieties * A history of the varieties in relation to the areas in which they are spoken * Examples of the language of native speakers * An antated bibliography which points the reader towards more specialised works.
- Author BiographyRobert McColl Millar is Senior Lecturer in linguistics at the University of Aberdeen. He has published widely on topics relating to the language use of northern Scotland, as well as on language change and the sociology of language.
- Author(s)Robert McColl Millar
- PublisherEdinburgh University Press
- Date of Publication29/01/2007
- Series TitleDialects of English
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEdinburgh University Press
- Content NoteNone
- Weight240 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Edited byApril McMahon,Joan Beal,Patrick Honeybone
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