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Phonetics and phonology

Robert McColl Millar

in Northern and Insular Scots

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623167
eISBN:
9780748651528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623167.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter discusses the phonological variation in the area covering the vowel systems, consonant phonology and prosody. It shows that the Scots dialects of northern Scotland and the Northern Isles ... More


Northern and Insular Scots

Robert McColl Millar

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623167
eISBN:
9780748651528
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623167.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The Scots dialects of northern Scotland, Orkney, and Shetland are among the most traditional varieties of ‘English’, exhibiting features not current elsewhere for centuries. Until recently, they were ... More


History, including changes in progress

Robert McColl Millar

in Northern and Insular Scots

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623167
eISBN:
9780748651528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623167.003.0067
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter returns to the linguistic history of the region, paying particular attention to the effects of language contact and language shift. It shows that the dialects of northern Scotland and of ... More


Lexis

Robert McColl Millar

in Northern and Insular Scots

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623167
eISBN:
9780748651528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623167.003.0064
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter illustrates the lexical richness and diversity of the dialects of northern Scotland and the Northern Isles in comparison with the more southerly dialects of Scots. This richness and ... More


Introduction

Robert McColl Millar

in Northern and Insular Scots

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623167
eISBN:
9780748651528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623167.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This introductory chapter first sets out the focus of the book, namely the Scots dialects of northern Scotland and the Northern Isles of Orkney and Shetland — dialects spoken by a wide variety of ... More


Survey of previous works and annotated bibliography

Robert McColl Millar

in Northern and Insular Scots

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623167
eISBN:
9780748651528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623167.003.0070
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter begins by reviewing studies on the following: general histories, grammars, studies of phonology and dictionaries of Scots; local history and geography; and specific dialects. It then ... More


Morphosyntax

Robert McColl Millar

in Northern and Insular Scots

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623167
eISBN:
9780748651528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623167.003.0062
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter focuses on those features of Northern and Insular Scots grammar which are either generally Scots, but not colloquial English, or, in particular, are distinctive for the region. What ... More


Texts

Robert McColl Millar

in Northern and Insular Scots

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623167
eISBN:
9780748651528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623167.003.0071
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

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 ... More


JOSEPH PHIBBS (b. 1974)Two Songs (from Shades of Night) (2012–2013): Texts by Louis MacNeice and traditional Scots

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0056
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter assesses British composer Joseph Phibbs’s Two Songs (from Shades of Night) (2012–13). Both these songs are lullabies, but they are entirely different in character. Texts are set ... More


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