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Policy and Attitudes Bibliography

List of publications relating to Scots Language Policy and attitudes to Scots.


Aitken, A. J. (1981, 1990) 'The good old Scots tongue: does Scots have an identity?' in Einar Haugen et al. eds. Minority Languages Today, Edinburgh University Press, 72-90.

Aitken, A. J. (1982) 'Bad Scots: some superstitions about Scots speech', Scottish Language 1, 30-44. Summary in J. Derrick McClure ed., 'Urban Scots', Teaching English 15:1 (1981), 35-40.

Aitken, A. J. (1985) 'Is Scots a language?', English Today 3, 41-45.

Dossena, Marina (2005) Scotticisms in Grammr and Vocabulary, Edinburgh: John Donald. Includes attitudes to Scots from the 18th century to the present.

Görlach, Manfred (1997) 'Language and nation: the concept of linguistic identity in the history of English', English World-Wide 18:1, 1-34.

Horsbroch, Dauvit (1999) 'Scots as a European language 1500-1700', Scottish Language 18, 1-16.

Horsbroch, Dauvit (2000) 'Cauld kail fae Embro', Lallans 56, 121-127. The treatment of Scots by the Scottish Office and latterly the Scottish Executive.

Kirk, John and Ó Baoill, Dónall eds.(2000) Language and Politics. Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Scotland, Belfast: Queen's University.

Kirk, John and Ó Baoill, Dónall eds. (2001) Language Links. The Languages of Scotland and Ireland, Belfast: Queen's University

Kirk, John and Ó Baoill, Dónall eds.(2001) Linguistic Politics. Language Policies for Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Scotland, Belfast: Queen’s University.

Lowlands-L   Website on 'lowland' Germanic languages: Dutch, Zeelandic (Zeeuws, West Flemish), Frisian, Limburgish, Low Saxon (Low German), English, Scots. Information and email discussion.

Macafee, Caroline (1996) 'The Case for Scots in the 2001 Census' unpublished paper submitted to the General Register Office (Scotland) and the Scottish Office on behalf of the main Scots language bodies.

Macafee, Caroline (2000) 'The demography of Scots: the lessons of the Census campaign', Scottish Language 19, 1-44.

McClure, J Derrick (1997) Why Scots Matters 2nd edn, Edinburgh: Saltire Society, 74 pp. The position of Scots in the modern world and what should be done about it.

McClure, J. Derrick et al (1981, 1985) 'Our ain leid? The predicament of a Scots writer', English World-Wide 1:2, 3-28.

McLeod, Wilson (1998) 'Scotland's languages in Scotland's Parliament', Scottish Affairs 24 (summer 1998), 68-82.

[Máté, Iain] (1996) Scots Language. A Report on the Scots Language Research carried out by the General Register Office for Scotland in 1996, Edinburgh: General Register Office (Scotland).

Scots: A Statement of Principles (2003) published by the Scots Party Group on the Scots Language in the Scottish Parliament.

Scott, Paul H. (1998) 'The future of the Scots language', Scottish Affairs 24 (summer 1998), 83-89. Review article - recent publications and developments, including the Universal Declaration of Linguistic Rights.