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The Shetland Isles: globalisation and the changing status of Standard English
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2011 (English)In: English Today, ISSN 0266-0784, E-ISSN 1474-0567, Vol. 27, no 4, 19-25 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This article serves as a commentary on the current position of ‘Standard English’ in the Shetland Islands, the northernmost part of the British Isles. Experience gained during linguistic fieldwork over a ten-year period suggests that there is a need to re-examine this issue, not least in view of societal changes. It will be argued that Shetland is by now a locality of relevance for those with an interest in standards of English, as well as Scots, and suggestions will also be made regarding potential future directions for research into Shetland English.

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Vol. 27, no 4, 19-25 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-66732DOI: 10.1017/S0266078411000496OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-66732DiVA: diva2:468398
Available from: 2011-12-20 Created: 2011-12-20 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved

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