These papers derive from the Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster triennial conference, held in July 2012 at the University of Aberdeen. On the day the conference began, some of the worst July weather Aberdeen has ever seen passed through, the rain in particular appearing almost apocalyptic. The conference – and these essays – represents a space after the storm. For three days a number of papers on a range of topics related to Scottish matters were given, the best of which are included here. What was particularly heartening was the number of papers on Gaelic topics, both sociolinguistic and linguistic. Similar tendencies can be seen in the papers on Scots, dealing with contemporary and historical topics from a range of methodological and theoretical frameworks. The conference ended with a bespoke tour, arranged by Janet Cruickshank and the Special Collections staff, of some of the contents of the Special Collections of the University of Aberdeen’s new library, which everyone found enlightening and some very moving.
|Publisher||Publications of the Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster|
|Number of pages||298|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Aug 2011|