Modren Scots Grammar: Wirkin wi Wirds

Modren Scots Grammar: Wirkin wi Wirds

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Overview

Dealing with grammar in a modern way, with modern terminology, this book gives readers an understanding of the way language works. Providing readers with the vocabulary to think about and discuss Scots, English and other Modern languages, Modren Scots Grammar fits with the Curriculum for Excellence in that it provides the grounding for readers to undertake further exploration and discover language for themselves. Furthermore, this book aims to give readers confidence in using the Scots language. It is important for young Scots today to realise that Scots is not just bad English, but a language in its own right. Increasing understanding of the differences between the two will improve the use of both.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908373397
Publisher: Luath Press Limited
Publication date: 11/25/2014
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Bob Dewar was born in Edinburgh. He was first published nationally when he was sixteen. He has had exhibitions in Edinburgh and Italy, and for fifteen years did political and social commentary for The Scotsman.

Christine Robinson MA PhD has taught Scots at the University of Edinburgh for many years. She lectures on Scots for the University of the Highlands and Islands Millennium Institute and is Director of Scottish Language Dictionaries (SLD). She has first hand knowledge of a range of Scots dialects and has carried out a number of dialect research projects. She is a committee member of the Scots Language Society, Chair of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies and Language Committee.

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