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Allan Ramsay and the Decolonization of Genre

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter argues that Allan Ramsay's work on creating a synthetic Scots language in his writing and in inflecting high cultural genres for use in new ways provided the basis for a distinctive ... More


Conclusion

Fiona M. Douglas

in Scottish Newspapers, Language and Identity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624379
eISBN:
9780748671533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624379.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This final chapter considers the possible external explanations for the differences noted in the pre- and post-devolution corpora and so it begins by examining whether devolution has had tangible ... More


Scots, English and Community Languages in the Scottish Media

Neil Blain and David Hutchison

in The Media in Scotland

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627998
eISBN:
9780748671205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627998.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter acknowledges the increasing presence of Gaelic in the broadcast media, and argues that the situation of Scots is less secure. Scots is a language in its own right with a number of local ... More


Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Christian Kay and Margaret Mackay

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622818
eISBN:
9780748653362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book celebrates the rich diversity of the Scots language and the culture it embodies. It marks two important events in Scots language scholarship: the completion of the Dictionary of the Older ... More


Dictionary trawling

Rachael Gilmour

in Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852.00008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter two discusses a group of Scottish writers, working as academics and translators as well as poets, whose poetry of the later 1980s and 1990s employs a synthetic, ‘dictionary-trawled’ Scots ... More


Introduction

Alasdair A. MacDonald

in Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622818
eISBN:
9780748653362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to serve as a companion to the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST). DOST is concerned with the Older Scots ... More


Jamieson's Dictionary of Scots: The Story of the First Historical Dictionary of the Scots Language

Susan Rennie

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199639403
eISBN:
9780191741920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639403.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

John Jamieson’s Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1808) was the first complete dictionary of Scots and is a landmark in the development of historical lexicography. This book is the ... More


Thi langwij a thi guhtr

Rachael Gilmour

in Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852.00007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter one considers the language politics of Scotland, in relation to claims for Scottish postcoloniality, as a way into considering the work of Scottish writers James Kelman and Tom Leonard. In ... More


Policy, Ideology and Discourse

Wilson McLeod

in Gaelic in Scotland: Policies, Movements, Ideologies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462396
eISBN:
9781474491396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462396.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter addresses a number of overarching issues and themes that have affected the position of Gaelic throughout the modern period. It begins with a discussion of the aims and assumptions of ... More


Kathleen’s Scots

Robert Crawford

in Kathleen Jamie: Essays and Poems on Her work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696000
eISBN:
9781474422284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696000.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This assesses Kathleen Jamie's use of Scots across a range of her poetry, but it also has some qualities of a personal tribute by a fellow contemporary poet. Beginning with a discussion of Jamie's ... More


Hugh MacDiarmid and Modernist Poetry in Scots

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959: Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634743
eISBN:
9780748651900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634743.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses Hugh MacDiarmid, who revived the Scots language as a modern and avant-garde medium. It takes note of his struggles with the old traditions of Scotland that appeared to be ... More


When Was the Scottish Enlightenment?

Cairns Craig

in Intending Scotland: Explorations in Scottish Culture since the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637133
eISBN:
9780748653478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637133.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter determines why it took till the 1970s for W. R. Scott's notion of a Scottish Enlightenment to gain general acknowledgment and why, when that acknowledgment did come, it was in the ... More


Mr Knight's Best Small Capitals

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter contends that this was the first age of print, the age when, as the New Monthly put it, print became ‘like to the air we breathe’, ‘the medium through which we receive every idea and ... More


DOST and the Literary Scholar

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622818
eISBN:
9780748653362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter describes the ways in which the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) has assisted one scholar, and may, in turn, help others. DOST is obviously valuable to all readers who ... More


Mr and Mrs Scotland Are Taking a Vacation in the Autonomous Region

Alan Riach

in Kathleen Jamie: Essays and Poems on Her work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748696000
eISBN:
9781474422284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696000.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In the work of Jamie, Scotland is contextualised with co-ordinate points that arise from the foundations of her understanding of socially gendered, power-structured identities, in which nationality ... More


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