Linguistics and English Language


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Celebrating research on Scots and Scottish English at the University of Edinburgh

13:30-13:45 Welcome


Present-Day Scots/Scottish English

Warren Maguire: Unpublished phonological material in the Linguistic Atlas of Scotland

Josef Fruehwald: Edinburgh Speaks 

Gary Thoms: Introducing SCOSYA, the Scots Syntax Atlas 


Historical Scots

Ben Molineaux & Joanna Kopaczyk: From Inglis to Scots through spellings and sounds 

Philip Bennett: Scots language: The French Connection

Rachel Hosker: Collections and Context: Revealing the Scots Manuscripts at the Centre for Research Collections


Discussion panel 

Laura Green, English teacher and former Scots Language Development Officer 

Billy Kay, author and broadcaster

Hamish MacDonald, Scots Scriever

Katrina MacLeod, Social Media and Education Officer, Scots Language Centre 

Ishbel McFarlane, theatre maker and performer


Prosecco & Posters (Concourse, Psychology Building, 7 George Square)

Calum Anderson: The Gaelic gasp in Scottish English

Lisa Gotthard: The history of do-support in Scots 

Euan McGill: thing vs. hing in Edinburgh speech

Daisy Smith: Older Scots inflections

Further information

Scots@ed news item


Rhona Alcorn

Jan 25 2017 -


Celebrating research on Scots and Scottish English at the University of Edinburgh

Lecture Theatre F21, Psychology Building, 7 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9JZ