Language, poetry, and nationhood: Scots as a poetic language from 1878 to the present
This is the first detailed study of modern Scots poetry from a linguistic viewpoint, highlighting the developing link between modern Scots poetry and Scottish Nationalism. It identifies the individual language habits of many major poets, including, among many others, Stevenson, MacDiarmid and Garioch, and also considers Scots as a European minority language and its use as a symbol of Scottish political and cultural nationalism.
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