Scots: The Mither Tongue

Scots: The Mither Tongue

  • Stock No
  • 48410
  • EAN/ISBN
  • 9781845960520
  • 1 Author
  • Billy Kay
  • 2 Publisher
  • Mainstream
  • 3 Format
  • PB

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Scots: The Mither Tongue is a classic of contemporary Scottish culture and essential reading for those who care about their country's identity in the twenty-first century. It is a passionately written history of how the Scots have come to speak the way they do and has acted as a catalyst for radical changes in attitude towards the language. In this completely revised edition, Kay vigorously renews the social, cultural and political debate on Scotland's linguistic future, and argues convincingly for the necessity to retain and extend Scots if the nation is to hold on to its intrinsic values. Kay places Scots in an international context, comparing and contrasting it with other lesser-used European languages, while at home questioning the Scottish Executive's desire to pay anything more than lip service to this crucial part of our national identity.

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