'I'll cross dat brig whin I come til him': Grammatical gender in the Orkney and Shetland dialects of Scots.

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Abstract

The purpose of the current paper is to investigate possible remnants of a grammatical gender system found in the Orkney and Shetland dialects of Scots. The fact that Orkney and Shetland dialects have something of a grammatical gender system has long been established.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-58
Number of pages31
JournalScottish Language
Volume31/32
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Scottish language
  • Scots
  • Scots, Norn, Orkney dialect, Historical linguistics
  • Grammatical gender

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