Luath Scots Language Learner: An Introduction to Contemporary Spoken Scots
by L. Colin Wilson
- a introduction course to General Scots with a slight emphasis on the
Scots of the North East of Scotland. Includes an introduction to the
language, 25 lessons, an English-Scots vocabulary list, and appendices
with verb tables and other material. Each lesson consists of dialogues,
vocabuarly, grammatical explanations, exercises and background information
about Scottish life and culture. A double CD with recordings of the lessons
is available separately.
Scotspeak: A Guide to the Pronunciation of Modern Urban Scots
by Christine Robinson and Carol Ann Crawford
- focuses on the particular dialects and accents of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dundee
and Edinburgh. With particular attention to the pronunciation and sounds of modern
urban Scots, and downloadable recordings of native speakers, this guide is ideal
for those studying it for theatrical purposes who want to honour unique regional
accents or simply those studying language and linguistics.
- a classic of contemporary Scottish culture and essential reading for
those who care about their country's identity in the twenty-first century.
It is a passionately written history of how the Scots have come to speak
the way they do and has acted as a catalyst for radical changes in attitude
towards the language.
- accompanies the four-part television series that was screened by BBC2
in early 2006. Written and presented by Carl MacDougall, the series tells
the story of the Scots language from its common roots with English to the
present day. This book is an anthology which features the work of 50 Scots
writers, covering more than 800 years, from the anonymous 13th-century makars
to Edwin Morgan, Tom Leonard, Adam McNaughtan and Kathleen Jamie.
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