Lecture: Myths about the Scots language

Join Dr Joanna Kopaczyk from the University of Glasgow who’ll be sharing her expertise about the Scots language in this talk at the Battle of Bannockburn on 1st October!

Lecture: Myths about the Scots language

About Lecture: Myths about the Scots language

Autumn Lecture Series

‘Myths about the Scots language: using the past to inform the present’

Speaker: Dr Joanna Kopaczyk (University of Glasgow)

Tuesday 1 October, 7pm (doors open at 6.40pm)

Join Dr Joanna Kopaczyk from the University of Glasgow who’ll be sharing her expertise about the Scots language.

Is Scots a dialect of English? Is Scots a recent thing? Is Scots only good for banter? Is Scots the language of the working class?

Some people think that the answers to these questions is yes; however, a closer look at historical evidence provides a very different picture and should not be neglected.

In this talk Joanna challenges the myths around the Scots language, its forms, functions and status, drawing on a range of texts, resources and linguistic approaches. She argues that the users of the Scots language have experienced linguistic colonisation, and that now is a good time to address it.

Tickets: £5 (cash only on the door)

Please reserve a ticket by phoning 01786 812664 or emailing learning@bannockburn@nts.org.uk

Tickets can be paid for in cash on arrival on the night.

Pre-booking is highly recommended – admission cannot be guaranteed without prior booking.

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