Scots: The role of language in civic nationalism

Arne Kruse

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Abstract / Description of output

The chapter outlines the roots to the kind of nationalism currently on the advance in Scotland as well as the historical background for Scots as a language and it further explores how these two factors relate to Scottish identity. The case of Norwegian, which was shaped as a result of ethnic nationalism, is employed to highlight the contrasting role of the Scots language in the civic type of nationalism developed in Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage and Nation
Subtitle of host publicationCrossroads and Connections
EditorsGuri Ellen Barstad, Arnstein Hjelde, Sigmund Kvam, Anastasia Parianou, John Todd
Place of PublicationMunster; New York
PublisherWaxmann Verlag, Munster
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783830984979
ISBN (Print)9783830934974
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2016

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • language
  • nationalism
  • identity
  • ethnicity


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