The dialect of North-East Scotland

J. Derrick McClure | University of Aberdeen
ISBN 9789027247179 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781588111302 (USA) | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027297174 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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The dialect of North-East Scotland, one of the most distinctive and best preserved in the country, survives as both a proudly maintained mark of local identity and the vehicle for a remarkable regional literature. The present study, after placing the dialect in its historical, geographical and social context, discusses in some detail a selection of previous accounts of its distinctive characteristics of phonology and grammar, showing that its shibboleths have been well recognised, and have remained consistent, over a long period. Passages of recorded speech are then examined, with extensive use of phonetic transcription. Finally, a representative selection of written texts, dating from the eighteenth century to the present and illustrating a wide variety of styles and genres, are presented with detailed annotations. A full glossary is also included. This study clearly demonstrates both the individuality of the dialect and the richness of the local culture of which it is an integral part.
[Varieties of English Around the World, T8] 2002.  vi, 219 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This book is a great contribution to the VEAW series. The strong focus on actual data and representative spoken and written texts fulfills two functions at the same time. On the one hand, it allows readers to verify and update the analyses presented in Chs. 1-3, and on the other, the book contributes to the preservation and documentation of an endangered variety of a mostly unknown, or at least unrecognized language, Scots.”
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Main BIC Subject

CF: Linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2001056475 | Marc record