Language and Scottish Literature

Language and Scottish Literature : Teaching Scottish Language and Literature

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This practical introduction to ways of using theories of language to explore different aspects of Scottish literature includes material on:varieties of Scots and Scottish English; linguistic approaches to literary studies; the grammar of texts; vocabulary; metaphor; poetic metre; language in use; point of view; narrative; stereotypes of the Scots; discourse; and reading older Scottish texts. Extensive examples demonstrate the application of the theories, from poems and ballads to a football report, and from short stories to extracts from film scripts and plays.show more

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 30mm | 518g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/journals/content.aspx?pageId=1&journalId=12159
  • 0748608265
  • 9780748608263
  • 2,190,409

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Pure deid brilliant so it is' ... immensely readable, at times even entertaining ... I strongly recommend this book to all who are living and working in Scotland who have even a passing interest in the language and literature of their native or adopted country. Pure deid brilliant so it is' ... immensely readable, at times even entertaining ... I strongly recommend this book to all who are living and working in Scotland who have even a passing interest in the language and literature of their native or adopted country.show more