Chapter

Texts

Robert McColl Millar

in Northern and Insular Scots

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780748623167
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651528 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623167.003.0071
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This chapter presents texts that provide a comprehensive ‘snapshot’ of local speech norms throughout northern Scotland and the Northern Isles. For each sample, a transcription into a Scots form of English spelling, a broad phonemic transcription, and a discussion of the particularly noteworthy features of the informant's speech are provided. Where words or phrases are used which are not normal outside the Scots-speaking world (or are confined to a particular Scots dialect), a glossary is provided after the first transcription.

Keywords: Scots dialects; local speech norms northern Scotland; Northern Isles; transcription

Chapter.  7419 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics

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