Attitudes

In the next few months resources will be added to the ScotsHaunbuik is to help adults learn or re-learn the Scots language to be able to use it in an everyday context.

However, learning Scots is not quite like learning French, or even Gaelic. The confusing mixing of Scots and Scots English in spoken use, and the continuing stigmatisation of Scots itself, means that negative attitudes have to be addressed from the outset. Even some Scots speakers are not convinced it is a ‘language’, bit just a type of English.

These videos capture some of those issues. It is a subject we will return to later.

[VIDEO] We’r Needin tae Talk Aboot Wir Language

We’r Needin tae Talk Aboot Wir Language | Michael Dempster | TEDxInverness

Auditory neuroscientist Michael Dempster delivers a gripping presentation on how the mind reacts when we talk freely with the language we grew up with.This t…

[VIDEO] The Scots Language (with Len Pennie)

The Scots Language (With Len Pennie)

A chat with Len Pennie about the Scots language (a sister language of English from Scotland.) Scots is fascinating because most English speakers can understa…

[VIDEO] Scottish People talking Slang and the Scots Language

Scottish People talking Slang and the Scots Language

Talking about the Scottish Accent and the Scots language in today’s video – subscribe to my channel using the red button above!Consider joining my Patreon me…

[VIDEO] Speaking Scottish – Is Scots a language or slang

Speaking Scottish – is Scots a Language or Slang?

Is Scots a real language? In today’s video, I talk about how we speak in Scotland, from our slang, to Gaelic an Scots`Thank you for watching – please conside…

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