Scots and English across the Union: linguistic connexions and contrasts

Smith, J. (2016) Scots and English across the Union: linguistic connexions and contrasts. Scottish Literary Review, 8(1), pp. 17-32.

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This paper argues that the literary deployment of varieties of Scots and English in the eighteenth century reflected something more complex and nuanced than has sometimes been argued. The complexities of this relationship are illustrated through the analysis of certain key texts published during the years before and after the emergence of the United Kingdom.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Smith, Professor Jeremy
Authors: Smith, J.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Journal Name:Scottish Literary Review
Publisher:Association for Scottish Literary Studies
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Association for Scottish Literary Studies
First Published:First published in Scottish Literary Review 8(1): 17-32
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the Publisher

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