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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


Julie Johnson’s Day in Court

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When Julie Johnson was not rehired as stunt coordinator for Charlie’s Angels, she filed suit against Spelling-Goldberg Productions for wrongful termination. The question at trial: had she been ... More


The Development of Old English eo/ēo and the Systematicity of Middle English Spelling

Merja Stenroos

in Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474430531
eISBN:
9781474460163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430531.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter uses a new resource, the Middle English Grammar Corpus (MEG-C), a corpus of 14th and 15th Century English texts, to answer an old question: it is possible to find traces of a systematic ... More


The Predictability of {S} Abbreviation in Older Scots Manuscripts According to Stem-final Littera

Daisy Smith

in Historical Dialectology in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474430531
eISBN:
9781474460163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430531.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter presents an analysis of the spelling variation found in the Older Scots plural noun {S} morpheme. The realisation of this morpheme as <is> or <ys>, as in acctionis ‘actions,’ has been ... 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


The Consonants of Older 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/9780748643059.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter begins a more detailed description of the developments outlined in brief in the introduction. In particular, it details the development of the consonant graphemes that were used in the ... More


Older Scots Vowels

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/9780748643059.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

If the consonants of Older Scots present us with a relatively uncomplicated orthographic system, the Older Scots vowels are a different matter. The geographical and chronological variations we find ... More


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


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


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


Spelling of Phonemes: Correct Spellings, Legal Substitutions, and Illegal Substitutions

Rebecca Treiman

in Beginning to Spell: A Study of First-Grade Children

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195062199
eISBN:
9780197560143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195062199.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

So far, I have examined children’s spellings at the level of whole words. The results show that children have more difficulty with some kinds of words than others. For example, children often ... More


Reading Warm-Ups

Harvey S. Wiener

in Any Child Can Read Better

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195102185
eISBN:
9780197560952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195102185.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

I've told you that this book will help you help your child be a better reader. After our discussion of the power and glory of words, you're probably expecting me to gun the accelerator across the ... More


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