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Scottish Newspapers, Language and Identity
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Scottish Newspapers, Language and Identity

Fiona Douglas

Abstract

The first decade of the new Scottish Parliament has seen the emergence of a new-found national confidence. ‘Scottishness’ is clearly alive and flourishing. This book offers new and detailed insights into Scottish language and its usage by the Scottish press. To what extent does the use of identifiably Scottish lexical features help them to maintain their distinctive Scottish identity and appeal to their readership? Which Scottish words and phrases do the papers use and where, is it a symbolic gesture, do they all behave in the same way and has this changed since devolution? Combining analysis ... More

Keywords: Scottish Parliament, national confidence, Scottishness, Scottish language, Scottish press, Scottish lexical features, Scottish identity, Scottish words, Scottish phrases, devolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748624379
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624379.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Douglas, author