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Modern Scots: An Analytical Survey [9781474416870]

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A textbook overview of the structure, use and diversity of Modern Scots This textbook overview of Modern Scots provides a description and analysis of the language covering lexical, phonological and structural patterns. It presents evidence for the diversity of the language through illustrations from newly collected fieldwork material. Frequent, detailed analysis of local variation and dialect is combined with a central focus is on the overall patterning of Scots. McColl Millar also examines the present and future of Scots, considering both its use in literature and other media and ongoing language policy and planning.A dedicated chapter introduces the reader to the various research methods and available resources including corpora, atlases and dictionaries and provides guidance on how to use them effectively. Each chapter concludes with a series of exercises to complete and issues to discuss, encouraging active engagement and development of skill and knowledge in relation to the subject matter. This textbook offers a practical and engaging survey of Modern Scots making this an essential resource, aptly structured for course use . Key FeaturesProvides analysis of the structure and use of Modern Scots Presents complex material for student use Maps out similarities and large-scale patterns in a clear and accessible way Includes chapters on lexis, phonology, grammar and sociolinguisticsIncludes exercises, issues for discussion and guided suggestions for further reading
AUTHOR: Robert McColl Millar is Reader in Linguistics in the School of Language & Literature at the University of Aberdeen. His books include Northern and Insular Scots (2007), Authority and Identity. A Sociolinguistic History of Europe before the Modern Age (2010) and English Historical Sociolinguistics (2012).
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