A Guide to the Pronunciation of Modern Urban Scots

By Christine Robinson Carol Ann Crawford

Format: Paperback

This book is an articulatory reference guide for actors and anyone fascinated by the modern Scots language. It focuses on the particular dialects and accents of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Dundee and Edinburgh.

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Luath Press Ltd

Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns, whose little collie Luath (Gael., swift or nimble) tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life. Burns called one of ' The Twa Dogs' Luath after Cuchullin's hunting dog in Ossian's Fingal. Luath Press was established in 1981 in the heart of Burns country, and is now based a few steps up the road from Burns' first lodgings on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

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Christine Robinson MA PhD has taught Scots at the University of Edinburgh for many years. She lectures on Scots for the University of the Highlands and Islands Millennium Institute and is Director of Scottish Language Dictionaries (SLD). She has first hand knowledge of a range of Scots dialects and has carried out a number of dialect research projects. She is a committee member of the Scots Language Society, Chair of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies and Language Committee.

Carol Ann Crawford has worked as a Voice & Dialect Coach since training at The Central School of Speech & Drama. She was recently awarded a B.Sc. in Speech Therapy. Her work includes Kidnapped for BBC TV and a forthcoming feature film, which was shot in New Zealand. She works regularly in theatre as both an actor and dialect coach.

Additional Information

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Format Paperback
Imprint Luath Press Ltd
Publication Date 29 Jun 2011
ISBN 9781906307301
Number of Pages 96

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