A Sociolinguistic History of Scotland

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Presents a history which includes analyses from across the country including coverage of Gaelic, Scots, Pictish, British, Norn, Immigrant languages and Scottish Standard English.
Includes four case studies dealing with the birth of a dialect or variety: North East Scots, Scottish Standard English, Shetland Scots and Glasgow Scots
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages260
ISBN (Electronic)9781474448574
ISBN (Print)9781474448543
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

Bibliographical note

This book is commissioned by Edinburgh University Press. It will be delivered to them in July 2019 and should be published in Spring 2020.


  • Scots
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • Scottish Language
  • Scottish Standard English
  • Sociolinguistics


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