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.
|Title of host publication||Language and Nation|
|Subtitle of host publication||Crossroads and Connections|
|Editors||Guri Ellen Barstad, Arnstein Hjelde, Sigmund Kvam, Anastasia Parianou, John Todd|
|Place of Publication||Munster; New York|
|Publisher||Waxmann Verlag, Munster|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Sep 2016|