A Changing Identity?

Fiona M. Douglas

in Scottish Newspapers, Language and Identity

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780748624379
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671533 | DOI:
A Changing Identity?

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This chapter makes a comparison between the pre- and post-devolution phases (1995 and 2005) of the corpus, and asks whether there have been any changes in the use of Scots lexis by the newspapers. Various suggestions can be put forward to explain the differences noted between the 1995 and 2005 parts of the corpus and can be summarised as internal and external forces. The chapter concludes by discussing the possible internal forces.

Keywords: Scots lexis; newspapers; language; internal forces; corpus

Chapter.  4646 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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