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BOSLIT - Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation

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Updated:  30th May 2008

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History of the language


Language policy and language planning

Falconer, Gavin 2008. Public Policy and Scots in Northern Ireland. Scottish Language 26, 33-51.

McClure, J Derrick 2007. Scots in Education.  Anglo Files 146, November 2007, 27-32.

Pavlenko, Alexander 2008. One More East Slavic Parallel for the Language Situation in the Lowlands. Scottish Language 26, 24-32.


Literary language

McClure, J Derrick 2007a. Lowlands-Schottisch und seine Literatur, Klaus-Groth-Gesellschaft Jahresgabe 2007, 149-166.

McClure, J Derrick 2007b. George Campbell Hay’s Translations from Italian Poetry.  In Arbuthnot, Sharon and Kaarina Hollo (eds) Fil súil nglais: A Grey Eye Looks Back. A festschrift in honour of Colm Ó Baoill, Ceann Drochaid: Clann Tuirc, 87-96.

McClure, J Derrick 2007c. Lyndsay’s Dramatic Use of Prosody in Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis.  In Royan, Nicola (ed.) Langage cleir illuminate: Scottish Poetry from Barbour to Drummond, 1375-1630. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 117-144.


Specialized discourse


Edited collections of papers






Scots and Gaelic




Teaching materials


Varieties of Scots

Corbett, John 2008. Scots, English and Community Languages in the Scottish Media. In Blain, N. / Hutchison, D. (eds). The Media in Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 20-34.

McColl Millar, Robert 2007. Northern and Insular Scots. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

O'Donnell, H. 2008. Nae Bevvying, Nae Skiving: Language and Community in the Scottish Soap Opera.  In Blain, N. / Hutchison, D. (eds). The Media in Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 123-136.


Vocabulary, Surnames and Place names

Breeze, Andrew 2008. A Gaelic Etymology for Dyvour ‘Debtor’ (a note). Scottish Language 26, 23.

Breeze, Andrew 2008. Some Scottish Names, including Vacomagi, Boresti, Iudanbyrig, Aberlessic and Dubuice. Scottish Language 26, 79-95.

Dossena, Marina 2008. Scots Words of Celebration: handsels frae DOST an’ mair. In Douthwaite, John / Pezzini, Domenico (eds), Words in Action: Diachronic and Synchronic Approaches to English Discourse. Studies in Honour of Ermanno Barisone. Genova: EGIC, 203-211.

Hall, Alaric 2008. The Etymology and Meaning of Eldritch. Scottish Language 26, 16-22.

Scott, Maggie 2008. Place-names and the Scots Language. The Marches of Lexical and Onomastic Research. Scottish Language 26, 1-15.



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