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The Development of Modern Scots Orthography

Jennifer Bann and John Corbett

in Spelling Scots: The Orthography of Literary Scots, 1700-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748643059
eISBN:
9781474416085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643059.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The later Older Scots period is marked by a language shift that saw a drastic reduction in the domains in which Scots was written. The corresponding shift towards the norms of written standard ... More


Spelling Scots: The Orthography of Literary Scots, 1700-2000

Jennifer Bann and John Corbett

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748643059
eISBN:
9781474416085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643059.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This volume provides a comprehensive survey of the spelling system of Older and Modern Scots, illustrating how this orthographic system has developed partly in response to historical shifts in ... More


From Orthoepy to Activism: Orthographic Interventions

Jennifer Bann and John Corbett

in Spelling Scots: The Orthography of Literary Scots, 1700-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748643059
eISBN:
9781474416085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643059.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The present chapter offers a historical survey of commentary on and attempted intervention in the practice of spelling Modern Scots. Four main groups are considered: orthoepists and linguistic ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Bann and John Corbett

in Spelling Scots: The Orthography of Literary Scots, 1700-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748643059
eISBN:
9781474416085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643059.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This book is an account of the evolution of the spelling system, or orthography, of Scots, the language of lowland Scotland. Substantial written records in Scots survive from the fourteenth century ... More


Promoting Literacy in Scots

Jennifer Bann and John Corbett

in Spelling Scots: The Orthography of Literary Scots, 1700-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748643059
eISBN:
9781474416085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643059.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The final chapter briefly considers general implications and some potential educational applications that arise from the foregoing chapters. At the conclusion of a book such as this, a reader might ... More


Cluster Analysis and Scots Orthography

Jennifer Bann and John Corbett

in Spelling Scots: The Orthography of Literary Scots, 1700-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748643059
eISBN:
9781474416085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643059.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Given the creative nature of literary texts, there was little pressure on Scots writers to conform to a standard orthography; their goal was rather to draw upon the various resources available to ... More


Applying Cluster Analysis to Scots Poetry

Jennifer Bann and John Corbett

in Spelling Scots: The Orthography of Literary Scots, 1700-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748643059
eISBN:
9781474416085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643059.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

As discussed previously, we analyse poetry and prose separately since it is easier to achieve reliable and useful results by comparing like with like. There are various reasons for assuming that ... More


Applying Cluster Analysis to Scots Prose

Jennifer Bann and John Corbett

in Spelling Scots: The Orthography of Literary Scots, 1700-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748643059
eISBN:
9781474416085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643059.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

In this chapter, we apply cluster analysis of the graphemic realisations to prose that contains a substantial element of Scots. We worked with a slightly smaller number of texts for the prose ... More


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