Clive’s recent book Unlocking Scots, published by Luath Press Ltd, about the history, politics and sociolinguistics of the language, was launched on 15 June 2023 at the National Library of Scotland,, Edinburgh. Order directly from Luath, or via Amazon, Waterstones etc. online.
The evening before I joined the great Derrick McClure for a well-attended informal discussion about the book at Aberdeen Central Library.
Article The Times Scotland 11 September 2023 (paywall) https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/speak-up-about-the-scots-language-or-we-ll-lose-it-sw35s9g2n
Article The National 1 October 2023. https://www.thenational.scot/politics/23825262.must-part-revitalise-scots-language/
Two earlier (free) booklets can be found on scotslanguage.info, a searchable archive I run of Scots news from the press and social media since 2012.
- The Scots Learners’ Grammar, a brief overview of the main features of Scots syntax and
- 550 Scots phrases ye jist canna dae wi’oot.
The video below is a presentation I did in 2021 for schoolkids about the joys of learning languages, and at the beginning explains the Scots language really sparked my interest in languages and linguistics.