The History of Scottish English and A Brief Description of the Salient Linguistic Features That Characterize The Scots Dialect

Azhar A. Alkazwini

Abstract


A brief history of the Scots dialect shall be presented, and, the salient Linguistic Features that characterize Scots shall be discussed. Some observers have different views regarding these linguistic features. I shall provide examples of these differences and conclude with the fact that the Great Vowel Shift played a major role in forming Scots and, as a result, Scots has its own characteristics that distinguishes it from other dialects.

 


Keywords


English Language, Variation, History of English, Salient Linguistic Features, Scots Dialect

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