Dialect or langage – disna maitter tae yer harns.

Interestin stuff comin oot o research…

2017

A distinctive Scots brogue is at the centre of new international research that shows the brain treats a dialect and a language in the same way. Abertay University in Dundee, Scotland partnered with RWTH Aachen University, Germany, to study how quickly the brain can react when asked to switch between standard speech and regional dialects.

An reportitĀ on STV…

International dialect study puts Dundonian to the test

A Scots brogue is at the centre of new international research that shows the brain treats a dialect and a language in the same way. Abertay University partnered with RWTH Aachen University in Germany to study how quickly the brain can react when asked to switch between standard speech and regional dialects.

And the BBC’ spin

Scots dialects ‘as good as a second language’

Do you speak Dundonian? Have you sometimes felt the rest of Scotland doesn’t understand you? Researchers at Abertay University in Dundee have good news for you. Being fluent in both your dialect and standard English is as good as speaking two different languages. That is when it comes to how your brain handles them.

 

 

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