Scottish literature on the international scene - evidence from the National Library's: Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation

Derrick McClure

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A search in the online Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation (BOSLIT) reveals that the attention given by translators to a small number of outstanding Scottish writers has been at the expense of others of comparable merit. On the other hand, poetry of the twentieth-century Scottish Renaissance period and later has certainly received some measure of international recognition, despite the problems presented to translators by the extensively and diversely developed use of Scots as a poetic medium.
Original languageEnglish
Article number32:4
Pages (from-to)387-403
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011



  • Scotland
  • Scots
  • Gaelic
  • heritage languages
  • dialect
  • language ideologies

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