Doric: The Dialect of North-East Scotland J. Derrick McClure

ISBN: 9781588111302

Published: September 27th 2002

Hardcover

219 pages


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Doric: The Dialect of North-East Scotland  by  J. Derrick McClure

Doric: The Dialect of North-East Scotland by J. Derrick McClure
September 27th 2002 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 219 pages | ISBN: 9781588111302 | 5.12 Mb

The dialect of North-East Scotland, one of the most distinctive and best preserved in the country, survives as both a proudly maintained mark of local identity and the vehicle for a remarkable regional literature. The present study, after placing theMoreThe dialect of North-East Scotland, one of the most distinctive and best preserved in the country, survives as both a proudly maintained mark of local identity and the vehicle for a remarkable regional literature. The present study, after placing the dialect in its historical, geographical and social context, discusses in some detail a selection of previous accounts of its distinctive characteristics of phonology and grammar, showing that its shibboleths have been well recognised, and have remained consistent, over a long period.

Passages of recorded speech are then examined, with extensive use of phonetic transcription. Finally, a representative selection of written texts, dating from the eighteenth century to the present and illustrating a wide variety of styles and genres, are presented with detailed annotations. A full glossary is also included. This study clearly demonstrates both the individuality of the dialect and the richness of the local culture of which it is an integral part.



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