The Orkney and Shetland Islands, along with Caithness on the Scottish mainland, are identified primarily in terms of their Nordic cultural and linguistic heritage. Linguistically, in particular, such a focus is an imperative for maintaining cultural identity in the Northern Isles. This paper focusses on placing the rise and fall of Orkney Norn in its geographical, social, and historical context and examines the remnants of the Norn substrate in the modern dialect.
|Title of host publication||Northern Lights, Northern Words|
|Subtitle of host publication||Selected papers from the FRLSU Conference, Kirkwall 2009|
|Editors||Robert McColl Millar|
|Publisher||Forum for Research into the Languages of Scotland and Ulster|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Nov 2010|
- linguistic dialect history