A Grammar of the Traditional Written Word and Spoken Language

  • Author(s): Robinson, Philip
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  • Imprint: Ulster Scots Language Society
  • Publication Date: 2008-01-10
  • Status: Active
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“This exhaustive exposition of Ulster-Scots grammar is a much-needed complement to—and in some ways extension of—existing work on vocabulary and phonology. Dr. Robinson’s book is surely fit to become the standard reference on this subject, indispensable to any serious study of the language.” —James Fenton, author of The Hamely Tongue

Ulster-Scots: A Grammar of the Traditional Written and Spoken Language provides the first grammatical sketch of Ulster-Scots and documents much of its history. A detailed and accessible account of the variety of Scots spoken in Ulster for four hundred years, this book offers a richer, fuller, more accurate understanding of the linguistic diversity of the island. The book covers spelling and pronunciation; nouns and numbers; articles and measures of time; pronouns and people; adjectives, adverbs, and asking questions; prepositions and conjunctions; verbs; syntax; and includes a reader of Ulster-Scots prose.