Standard English is oor Second Language

“Standard English is ma second language. … It soon became clear that ma language wis an unwelcome deviation. The un-standard English: the strange, the foreign, the niche, the difficult, the incorrect, the unfit”.

Graeme Armstrong – Standard English is oor Second Language

‘I wonder how you’d feel about reworking the language of the book.’ ‘The use of dialect will make it difficult to connect with a mainstream audience.’ ‘Struggled with the language, asked to see the dialled-back dialect version.’ ‘Potentially a tough sell to English publishers.’

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