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Spelling Scots: The Orthography of Literary Scots, 1700-2000

Jennifer Bann and John Corbett


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 pronunciation, and partly as a result of social and political change. Spelling Scots acts not only as a wide-ranging reference book to the changing orthography of Scots, but also as an outline of the active interventions in the practices that have guided Scots spelling. The book shows how canonical writers of poetry and fiction in Scots from 1700 to the present day have blended convention and innovation ... More

Keywords: Scotland, Scottish History, Spelling, Scots, Older Scots, Modern Scots, Orthography, Scots Reference, Scottish Writing, Vernacular Revival

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748643059
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643059.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Bann, author
University of Glasgow

John Corbett, author
University of Glasgow